Do I have a right to be mad about this?
So at school we have tons of animals; large and small.
-2male Albino rabbits
-1female Albino rabbit
-2male brown rabbits
-1female brown rabbit
-1male black and white floppy-eared rabbit
-2 adolescent hogs
So as far as I can see, the small animals are treated worse than the big animals. The big animals get taken to the vet when they become ill but the small animals don't receive any medication or personal care whenever they get ill.
We had 1Rat, 1Salamander, and 1Leopard Gecko a lil while ago. The rat got sick and stopped eating and it was obviously ill as it had discharge coming from its mouth and nose. It was not taken to the vet and it died.
The salamander was starved-the teacher would not get crickets for it and it also dehydrated and died. So it died of neglect.
The Leopard Gecko got extremely bloated, stopped eating, and was unable to go to the bathroom and was not taken to the vet, and died.
1 of the hogs didn't eat for 2days and it was immediately taken to the vet and placed on yogurt to persuade it to eat. It would hardly eat the yogurt and it ended up biting a few people but people continued to feed it anyway. It is doing better now.
The large animals (in my point of view) receive better cages than the small animals. The small animals get cheap, cedar wood chips, which can cause respiratory infections. The rabbit pans only get cleaned once a week, which becomes very smelly, whereas the pig and chicken pens get cleaned every day. The rabbits' water bottles are green with filth whereas the chickens' and hogs' water buckets and such are nearly spotless.
The small animals are occasionally forgotten and are not fed every day whereas the large animals are fed every day. The small animals get the cheapest and probably most unhealthiest food brands possible whereas the large animals get more expensive and more healthy brands of food.
So as far as I can see, the small animals receive less and worse care than the large animals. Do you guys agree?
Should I be mad about this?
I have been working on a routine where I go in after school, clean rabbit pans, refresh and clean water bottles, refill foods, clip rabbit nails, clean cages, and all that good stuff.
I'm still concerned about the lack of nutrition and health in their diets and homes but am unsure what I am able to do about that.
Share your concerns please. :\