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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Big Rabbit Rescue from Qld Research Facility

The Rabbit Sanctuary has rescued 7 New Zealand Giant Rabbits from a research facility in Queensland. They were very lucky bunnies as normally rabbits are put down after their use for research.

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In this case the researcher grew to love them and planned to ask if he could Rehome them at the end. When the research was finished he went for a ride on his motorbike to relax and was tragically killed by a hit and run driver. 

His research partner requested that the research facility grant them a pardon and they were allowed to live. Here are photos of them on arrival at The Rabbit Sanctuary.

This was the first time in their entire lives that they were not in a laboratory cage.

Just delivered by the pet taxi with excited visitors to The Rabbit Sanctuary watching the moment that these rabbits see a life of freedom outside a laboratory cage.

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see these bunnies experience freedom for the first time in their lives.

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  2. This is awesome. It's so good to read happy things about bunnies instead of the sad moments most of the time

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  3. I cried with joy, sending my love and best to them all and the family of the researcher who wanted to free them before he was killed.

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    1. Thank you Sue:) Yes, it is lovely to think that the young man got his wish to save the bunnies' lives. We were very proud to be able to ensure this happened:) Thanks so much for commenting on our post as it helps us immensely on Google to spread our words to help us rehome rescue rabbits like these.

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  4. What a wonderful happy ending to such a sad story. Very sad that the researcher died before he could see his wish granted and i offer my deepest sympathies to his family. So glad to see these beautiful animals find a happy home at last.

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  5. So so SO pleased for these bunnies.. Thank you to all involved in their rescue and their fantastic future. I have tears in my eyes. Tears of joy for the bunnies... and tears of pain for their past lives, and for the humans that believe animal testing is acceptable.

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  6. I'm sorry to say this, but karma gets you in the end for inflicting pain and suffering to another living beings. Animal research should be abolished in the world. We don't share the same DNA as animals, why testion them? Thank you Kim for taking them in, you are an angel! XxxI'm sorry to say this, but karma gets you in the end for inflicting pain and suffering to another living beings. Animal research should be abolished in the world. We don't share the same DNA as animals, why testing chemicals meant for human on them? You are an angel Kim, thank you for taking them in.

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    1. Thank you Tsuzy, let's hope that his wish and our rescue will lead other researchers to consider the value of the lives of the rabbits they use for testing. Gradually change may occur to the point where researchers choose other non animal ways to test their research.

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    2. Tsuzy, have you ever supported the search for a cure for cancer or AIDS, if yes then you have supported animal research. Have you ever taken a medication, prescription, over-the-counter or even most herbals, if yes then you have benefited from animal research. Has anyone you care about ever had their life saved or prolonged by modern medicine? If yes than you have animals research to thank.

      So do humans have the right to research on animals for the benefit of humans, the short answer is probably not, but the long answer is very long. So does everyone who conducts animal research deserve to die? what about the people working in the lab, feeding the animals and cleaning the cage, and the people who work on ethics committees and approve animals research, or everyone who has taken medications and benefited from animal research? Not sure where you want to draw the line but that's a lot of guilty people, and your moral high ground is starting to look a bit murky.

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  7. Two of these big giant rescued rabbits have been adopted leaving 5 looking for homes.

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