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End the 'Barnyard Scrambles'

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Bunnies being dumped out of a trailer, a rabbit being flung through the air and rows of screaming children bearing down on a cluster of bunnies paralyzed with fear!

There are events taking place every year at your local Rodeos called "Rabbit Scrambles". This event is a concern as it is extremely harmful to the rabbits involved, both emotionally and physically as they are thrown off the truck, chased after, stepped on and pulled. It is also sending a terrible message to children about how animals are seen and treated which can later lead to cruelty to humans.

Animal advocates are seeking to put an end to this annual event that they say is cruel and irresponsible.

Rabbits have a very fragile bone structures to make them light and fast, so grabbing them by a leg or throwing them around most surely causes broken bones-that very likely go untreated or broken backs which caused paralysis or death. As prey animals, being chased is one of the worst things you could do to them, so not only did they have to survive being thrown, injured, and now chased down by screaming children, grabbed roughly, accidentally stepped on, they also are literally running for their lives in fear which is basically torture.


Letter to
Bremer County Fair
Bremer County Fair
Bremer County Fair
and 2 others
Bremer County Fair
Bremer County Fair
End the 'Barnyard Scrambles'

I am writing you today as a concerned citizen. There are events taking place at your local Rodeos called "Rabbit Scrambles". This event is a concern as it is extremely harmful to the rabbits involved, both emotionally and physically as they are thrown off the truck, chased after, stepped on and pulled. It is also sending a terrible message to children about how animals are seen and treated which can later lead to cruelty to humans. Referencing Video footage of this event, as you can see is not one isolated Rodeo

Rabbits have a very fragile bone structures to make them light and fast, so grabbing them by a leg or throwing them around most surely causes broken bones-that very likely go untreated or broken backs which caused paralysis or death. As prey animals, being chased is one of the worst things you could do to them, so not only did they have to survive being thrown, injured, and now chased down by screaming children, grabbed roughly, accidentally stepped on, they also are literally running for their lives in fear which is basically torture.

When rabbits are treated well and given care and respect, they are outgoing, full of personality and are wonderful house pets to millions of people and they are considered a family pet. However, after the treatment the rabbits at these events have received, it is a wonder that any have survived...or made it through the first year. Rabbits typically live 10+ years when cared for properly.

This unnecessary cruelty really must stop. I am asking you to stand with me and make sure this event does not take place again in your County. Please contact your local rescue groups to come and be on hand to educate families on adoption and care of rabbits and other companion animals as an alternative to this torture of a sentient helpless being.

Giving unwanted animals away as "prizes" only results badly for the animals, there are many options and games for children to have fun, animal cruelty doesn't have to be one of them. Tame Domestic rabbits are Not Rodeo Animals, Animal Cruelty Statutes should be honored.

Thank you for your consideration