Every year thousands of bunnies are picked up by semi-loving but witless parents who are stupid enough to think that taking care of a live animal won’t be a bit of work.
Most abandon them, which either leads to mass overcrowding at pet adoption centers, euthanization, or domesticated rabbits in the wild.
People actually have no idea how sensitive and high-maintenance these creatures really are. Their digestive systems are weak and their diet consists mainly of hay and NOT carrots, as many believe. (Carrots are a treat food that should be limited)
The Humane Society and I encourage you to refrain from being a horrible person on Easter. “Instead of live animals as gifts, consider giving children a plush toy or a chocolate rabbit.” YES. Do that.