Without any knowledge around pet rabbits, I got my first rabbit, Bella, from a private breeder on Gumtree. Later on, I learnt about rabbit rescues and the horrible truths about unknowledgeable rabbit owners and breeders that cause the overflow of pet rabbits in Victoria. Thousands of pet rabbits are found as strays or surrendered to pounds in which many are euthanised due to the lack of space and for a variety of reasons.
Most of these tragedies can be prevented if only owners are educated about having rabbits as pets. With my background as an early childhood teacher, this led to my passion to educate young children and families on the responsibility, care and needs of pet rabbits.
I believe young children should have the opportunity to interact with animals and be taught about care and respect towards them. Through this children develop a sense of empathy and a love for animals.
Not long after, I adopted Cookie from a rabbit rescue so that Bella has a friend. They are hilarious to watch as they become partners in crime in the house! I can’t wait to introduce them to you!
Jacqueline Leung (Jacqui)
Founder and educator of Better Life for Bunnies