International Rabbit Day is observed annually on the fourth Saturday of September. This day is dedicated to celebrating rabbits and raising awareness about their welfare and the issues they face.
International Rabbit Day was first established in 2005 by the House Rabbit Society, a nonprofit organization that promotes the welfare of domestic rabbits. The day aims to promote the proper care and treatment of rabbits, as well as their value as companion animals.
On International Rabbit Day, various events and activities are organized around the world to raise awareness about rabbits and their welfare. This may include adoption events, educational programs, and fundraising initiatives for rabbit rescue organizations.
Rabbits are popular pets worldwide, but they also face various challenges, including abandonment, neglect, and mistreatment. International Rabbit Day seeks to educate people about the proper care of rabbits and to promote their value as loving and intelligent pets.
In addition to promoting rabbit welfare, International Rabbit Day also highlights the environmental and social benefits of rabbit adoption. Rabbits are low-maintenance pets that can provide companionship and joy to their owners, while also reducing stress and promoting mental health.