At any rate, one thing we pet people sometimes forget is that all creatures, great and small, need our protection. Farm Santuary is an organization that covers the 'other' half of the animal kingdom - farm animals. (let's cover wild animals another time - you know how much I <3 elephants!) I get their newsletter every month and at this time of year, I thought it important enough to share.
Why? Well, because Easter is coming. Easter brings... little chicks and rabbits and all manner of baby animals that entice Moms and Dads. Lots of kids get pets for Easter, with no real thought on the care and welfare of that pet. It isn't a conscious decision - "Oh, it's just a rabbit. As long as it makes her happy for a few days, I can always return it to a shelter. Someone else will adopt it, then." I think most families actually think they will keep the Easter pets - but few do.