More than half the world’s wild rabbit species are endangered or threatened, while their domestic brethren are subjected to the abuses of cosmetics testing, the pet trade and the fur industry.
Bugs Bunny, Thumper, Peter Cottontail, Brer Rabbit—these shy but clever little herbivores have long appealed to the human imagination. Nearly silent, wild rabbits warn each other of danger by thumping the ground using their powerful hind legs (which is how Thumper got his name).
Female rabbits are called does; males are called bucks. But their babies are called kittens! (Oh deer.)
By taking a stand against the fur industry in refusing to purchase its products, designers will stop using fur, retailers will stop selling it and fashion writers will stop touting it as an acceptable trend.