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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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I went to a little farm in a forest today and it made me sad to see the state some of the animals were in. Most of the rabbits were coughing or sneezing and they had mucus all over their faces. I noticed that some of the breeds were from up-ears and down-ears and so had ears that hung in a strait line which would cause it a lot of pain. There were different sexes in the pen and one of the males would not leave the female alone. When I was holding the male I noticed it had a huge lump on it's testicles and I noticed that almost every other rabbit had it. There was no supervision to many children in the pens who were chasing the poor things and trying to pick them up in the wrong way. I spoke to someone who worked there and they said the vet had been there in the morning and said nothing was wrong with them, they obviously wern't very good vets!! I think if a place keeps animals they have to know a bit about them, especially if there are many of them, if one has something catchy all the others will get it.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 06:09 PM
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awww poor wee things.
as much as i have a growing distaste for the "animal protectors of society" you need to call someone cos thats not very good and unfortunity some parents don't teach their children to respect animals i think that is why there is so many dog attacks on kids.
i have had rabbits and usually with any animal by the time a respiratory illness actually appears the animals are really sick.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 06:41 PM
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yeah, I agree you should try and report them. Their health's at stake!

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I agree! Definatly report them!! Those rabbits need vet care and should not be constantly breeding like that!

I have never been to a petting farm since I was a child,so I really dunno if we have horrible ones.I did visit a farm last year where you could pet and hang out with the animals,but they were healthy and in clean pens and things,so no complaints.





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I have written to the manager about the state they are in and if they don't improve I WILL report them!!


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good stuff!! *pats on back*

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ugh, I get very angry and end up taking things into my own hands.....



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Way to go! Hopefully something gets done!




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I congratulate you on writing the owner because I wouldn't have been so rational, sometimes the owner of a buissness does live far away and are unable to see the location for themselves or they are purely buissness people only in it for the money ya know. I hope you have good luck with this.
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Thanks everyone


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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2007, 05:23 PM
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I know that coughing, sneezing, and mucus are signs of upper respiratory infection in guinea pigs, but I don't know about rabbits. They probably don't take their animals to an exotic vet, but a cat&dog vet. Maybe you could contact the Humane Society or something.
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