The demand for ornamental rabbits has grown in the last two months, two or three people call per day, Rossiyskaya Gazeta was told in the Ushastik kennel. “We do not have so many rabbits, there will not be for everyone. Many will look for Avito, but 90% there are not purebred rabbits, of poor quality. Unfortunately, many people use it,” said the representative of the infirmary.
The Krol Artur kennel noted that demand always increases before the New Year, and animal owners try to verify the seriousness of buyers before buying.
“I try not to sell to people who want to buy a rabbit just because it’s the symbol of the year,” the nursery representative said. Other nurseries have also confirmed the growing popularity of rabbits.
The Ministry of Natural Resources recalled that decorative rabbits do not require less care and attention than a dog, cat or other pet. “Impulsive decisions to get a pet for the holidays often end up with people getting rid of gifts: rabbits are thrown out into the street where they die. This is cruel. Rabbits are a living organism, not a holiday toy New Year’s Day. All people should be aware of acquiring pets,” the ministry told RG.
Now the Ministry of Natural Resources is improving legislation to protect animals from the irresponsibility of some buyers.