The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary is often in the media, newspapers, magazines, television and radio. We are linked from many other rabbit and pet related website and we welcome those links to help us get adoptions for our rescue rabbits so please link to us from your own site or social pages.

Recent media events to view or listen to:

Newspaper articles

Easter article in Tweed Daily
AMID all the revelry around the Easter Bunny and his delivery of chocolate eggs on Sunday, one organisation is asking us to remember to care for his friends, the rabbits.
The Sharp Motor Group will be hosting an open day on Thursday, April 13, with volunteers from the Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary on hand to answer questions about rabbit adoption.
A firm rabbit lover, Sharp Motor Group marketing manager Tamara Johansen said Easter provided the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the plight of bunnies, particularly in light of the government's recent crackdown on the animal.
"On Thursday, we'll have three rabbits at the dealership, along with some Rabbit Sanctuary volunteers to explain a bit about rabbit ownership and how people can apply to adopt a rabbit,” Ms Johansen said.
The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary uses volunteer foster carers to look after abandoned rabbits at home before transferring them to the sanctuary or adoptive "parents” as needed.
Free Easter eggs and hot cross buns will also be on offer at the open day.
  • Visit Sharp Motor Group at 153 Wharf Rd, Tweed Heads, or go to www. for more information.

Television video clips
A look around at the lawn enclosures, rabbit apartments and Bunny Barn. View lots of cute rescue rabbits. See interviews with Kim Cooney and Jazzie McMillan about what happens at The Rabbit Sanctuary.

Radio clips

BUYING A RABBIT FOR EASTERListen to Kitty MacDonald, Newcastle Foster Carer for The Rabbit Sanctuary talking to xx on 2NUR FM about buying a rabbit as an Easter gift. There are some pitfalls due to the impulse buying aspect. Kitty discusses the idea of fostering before adopting. 

An interview with Kim Cooney, Co-Founder of The Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary with Dr Jo Righetti and David Prior.

Jazzie MacMillan from The Rabbit Sanctuary Australia
This went viral on Facebook! Click the link above to like the post on fb.
In 2015 the Australian Government released a deadly rabbit virus without consideration of pet rabbit owners love for their pet bunnies and without consultation with vets or the pet industry.

A Bunny Bunker was built at great expense and volunteers came from everywhere to bring all bunnies inside. 

Without first providing pet owners with a vaccine, the Australian Government is breaking the law!
It is illegal to release a virus without a vaccine. It is killing people’s beloved pets.
The Facts...
1. There is a vaccine overseas. We want the Aust Govt to immediately allow its import. There is no cost to the government. Vets buy the vaccine. Users pay. Pet Rabbit Owners need that vaccine to protect their pets. We love our bunnies.
2. Thousands of pet rabbits have already died. Pet rabbit owners are living in fear of losing their beloved pets. If this were dogs and cats no-one would stand for it. Rabbit owners are in the minority but they love their rabbits as much if not more than dog owners love their dogs. It is wrong to release a virus that kills people’s pets without a vaccine. Very wrong. It shows that the Australian Government doesn’t care about its citizens.
3. The new virus known as RHD2 was ‘accidentally’ released by the Government in 2015. This was irresponsible. CSIRO scientists should be under stricter control. In 2017 the Government is planning to import yet another deadly rabbit virus that will kill pretty much all pet rabbits in Australia because it is carried by flies. There is no way we can keep flies away from our pets. There is no vaccine for this Korean calicivirus import. It could also jump to Australian native wildlife or other animals. There is some evidence of this happening overseas. The Korean virus is known as K5. There is also a recent report of a dog eating a rabbit infected with the virus and dying in Bathurst NSW
The Rabbit Sanctuary is asking everyone who cares about animals, about pet rabbit owners, about the Australian Environment to make a face to face appointment to see their local Minister of Parliament to ask the Government to stop the import of the Korean virus and to allow the importation of the vaccine that governments in other countries have provided for pet rabbit owners for the one they released last year.