Easter is a time when rabbits are often portrayed as symbols of Easter and suitable new pets for people to obtain and give away. Sadly many of the rabbits acquired at Easter end up in shelters and rescues, once the novelty has worn off and the reality sets in. Bringing a rabbit into your home is a serious decision and commitment, and should not be taken lightly as part of a holiday celebration. A great deal of research, thought and planning needs to take place before adopting any new pet, including rabbits. The decision you make at Easter to acquire an “Easter Bunny” will forever affect the life of that rabbit.