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Take rabbit off the menu

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Be sure to scroll down and get toe tappin to my song-  All About The Buns. I promise my lyrics fit perfectly (lol- fit!) with Meghan's song, All About The Bass

Carnival is the largest cruise line in the world.  It's slogan is "The FUN ship" but perhaps you can call it "The BUN ship" as they now offer bunny on the menus.  Bunnies are the third most popular PET, right behind dogs and cats. Approximately 2.5 million households now live with pet rabbits.  They are sweet, loving, intelligent companion pets, NOT to be slaughtered for food.  What are they going to offer as an "exotic" option next- guinea pig ? Ferret ?

They currently serve bunnies as food on four ships, plan to add it to two more ships next month and have it on 14 ships by the end of the year!!!! And it will only continue from there.  I believe this has far more horrific ramifications than the current Whole Foods situation.

Carnival's fleet alone has 24 ships with a total passenger capacity close to 68,000!  They have to have enough rabbit onboard each week, whether someone orders it or not.  This does not include Carnival's sister ships such as Costa, Princess, Cunard and Holland which total approx. 100 ships including Carnival.   If they were to serve rabbit on all of their lines- we're looking at a horrifc amount of tortured & slaughtered bunnies.

Known primarily as a backyard industry, American rabbit meat production is largely unregulated by federal authorities. Meat rabbits are not protected by the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. The inspection of rabbits is not mandated by the Federal Meat Inspection Act or Poultry Products Inspection Act. The regulation of meat rabbits falls within the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration. Because rabbits are not covered under the USDA’s Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, they (like poultry) don’t have to be stunned like other animals classified as livestock before they are slaughtered, so they can be killed in any fashion at all, without the benefit of stunning first. *I CALL THIS TORTURE AND INHUMANE!*

According to USDA’s Animal Disposition Reporting System, rabbits are grouped with poultry for reporting purposes. Merely 20 – 25 percent of rabbit slaughterhouses are inspected by the USDA.  “Rabbit slaughter facilities come in and out of production, and since 1985 there never been more than eight USDA-inspected facilities.” Guidelines for the processing of rabbits intended for human consumption are often confusing and not well understood, even by the individual USDA and/or state facility inspectors. This unique limbo status of the rabbit has resulted in problems in the way of rabbit processing plants, since USDA inspection of rabbit meat is merely a very expensive option and without the government subsidization as provided for the processing of beef, pork and poultry.”

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 Unfortunately I'm not good at social media.  But I DO KNOW what would make an amazing viral video.  Cute CGI bunnies singing to the widely popular "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor.  Please let me know if you or anyone you know, can help me make this a reality.  Thank you so much for your kind time and consideration.  Have a pawsome day!

I found a wonderful animator- here's a tiny sneek preview.  My lyrics will be sung with dancing back up singing buns- (you know, the buns that will need little tiny long white hair "wigs" LOL

http://bit.ly/NoCarnivalBunnies  ; (Please copy & paste- can't hyperlink it here)

ALL ABOUT THE BUNS

Because I'm all about da buns
bout da buns Don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns

Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no dinner food
but I can hop and bink like I'm supposed to do
cause I got that fluffy butt that all the bucks chase
and all the soft fur in all the right places

I see Carnival lines, us buns they chop
We know that shit ain't good C'mon and make it stop
If you got any sense you won't eat us up
Cause every inch of me is cuddly from the tail to the top

My momma she told me don't worry bout being food 
She said your too cute and sweet so it's just not right
They shouldn't put you on a plate you dear fur ball
But if that's what they do you know is just so wrong

Because I'm all about da buns
bout da buns Don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns

I'm hugging bunnies back
Tell Carnival they don't know how to act
And I'm here to tell you that
Cuz every inch of me is cuddly from the tail to the top

My momma she told me don't worry bout being food
She said your too cute and sweet so it's just not right
They shouldn't put you on a plate you dear fur ball
But if that's what they do you know is just so wrong

Because I'm all about da buns
bout da buns Don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns don't eat us
I'm all about the buns
bout the buns

Lyrics by Susie Hay
2004 Granada Dr. N3
Coconut Creek, FL 33066


Respectfully,
Susie & All the Bunnies

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"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated."  Mahatma Gandhi

“Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

 “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarian.”
Paul McCartney

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

 

 



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