These shy, gentle animals share our neighborhoods—and sometimes our homes.

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.

White rabbit sitting in the grass.
Wild or domestic, rabbits deserve a life free from cruelty.

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).

Experimental white rabbits in a cage. We do not know what the specific type of researched being performed is.
Did you know?

Female rabbits are called does; males are called bucks. But their babies are called kittens! (Oh, deer.)

Rabbits in cosmetics animal testing lab

Millions of animals are used in harmful experiments each year at universities, hospitals, government facilities and companies around the country. Help us work toward the day when animals no longer suffer in laboratories.

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