Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Ban the sale of rabbits in pet shops and garden centres, classify rabbits as pets, require rabbit owners to provide outdoor rabbits with a run that is predator safe and at least 6 feet by ten feet long and 4 feet tall, and indoor rabbits free roam time out of cages of at least 4 hours each day, require that all rabbits receive vaccinations by age 8 weeks. Because over 30,000 in 2010 and over 35,000 rabbits were abandoned to shelters in 2011 and the numbers just keep rising. Rabbits are now rising in popularity as house pets and this is causing the numbers to rise.
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