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Give rabbits a chance!
on 11 November 2004
Ok, let's get this straight. I am not a stuffy middle-aged 'pipe and slippers' type horrified at all the things society is coming to, neither am I a New Age 'type' who believes pruning your garden is murder. I like humour as much as the next person. What I don't like is humour at the expense of dignity and intelligence, which is what this book posits. As can be seen from a number of other reviews posted of this book, reactions and attitudes to rabbits stimulated by this book are very negative. Would we think this was so hilarious if we had a similar book about dog suicides, or cats, or horses? Thought not.
Instead of reading this why don't some people try finding out more about rabbits themselves - I can assure you our house rabbit Hero provides far more comedic moments than this book does. And don't believe rabbits are 'stupid', 'cute' or 'fluffy' - they are remarkably intelligent, clever, witty, cunning and companionable creatures, if given their chance. I mean, how many humans would we regard as 'stupid' if we stuck them in solitary confinement in a large cage at the end of our garden and gave them a diet of bread and water?