Scottish pet shop places five-day ban on rabbit sales over Easter
‘A bunny is for life, not just for Easter’. That’s the message from pet store Jollyes, who are putting a five-day ban on rabbit sales over the upcoming holiday period.
The retailer, which has stores in Clydebank and Perth, will not sell rabbits from Thursday 1 April to Monday 5 April in order to remove the temptation of impulse purchases and prevent the risk of unwanted bunnies being abandoned after Easter.
Jollyes commercial director, Chris Burns, said: “Rabbits are one of our most popular pets – but a bunny is not just for Easter and we don’t want to see these lovely animals abandoned once the holiday is over.
“Rabbits are very intelligent and a lot of fun, but they can live for over ten years so it is a big commitment and we encourage people to do their research and make sure they know what’s involved.”
Jollyes is also warning dog owners not to give them chocolate over Easter, because it can be toxic for them.
As a safe alternative, the pet store chain has range of chocolate-free Easter eggs and bars on sale across all its 67 UK stores.
Jollyes’ buyer Natasha Wisbey said: “We all enjoy tucking into delicious Easter eggs and treats at this time of year, but not everyone knows that chocolate can make your dog poorly and can even be fatal.
“No matter how tempting, don’t give in and let your dog have a taste of your Easter egg or a nibble of your chocolate bar. Instead, give them a chocolate-free alternative.”