Since shelters no longer give out information on outdoor rabbits, I think most people who keep rabbits outside do what has been modeled for them in the past. If bad outdoor rabbit practices have been modeled in the past, the cycle continues. I was watching Animal Cops and they had a case where the people really loved their outdoor rabbits, but the SPCA had to show them how to build a shelter for their rabbits.
I think for me the troubling part about these sites is that no mention is made of house rabbit abuse. All one has to do is do a search on child abuse and there are tons of information telling about the link between child abuse and animal abuse. People who abuse children usually start out abusing animals. Since we have a problem with child abuse in this country, then it would be reasonable to assume that the house pets of these children must also have problems that aren't being reported. Why do house rabbit organizations ignore this problem? Why is no one working on legislation to make it manditory for social workers and others who work with abused children to report animal abuse when they see it? Is this a case of "out of site, out of mind" mentallity amoung house rabbit organizations? Don't they care? Does no one in these organizations have experience with abusers?