"Rabbits are a familiar symbol of the Easter holiday. [...] It is no surprise that children beg their parents for a bunny of their own. [...] Each year, unwanted, former Easter rabbits fill local rabbit rescues and humane societies. The goal of the “Make Mine Chocolate!™” campaign is to break the cycle of acquisition and relinquishment by educating the public about the responsibilities involved in keeping a companion rabbit before a rabbit is brought home. "
...So says the Make Mine Chocolate website. Today is one week before Easter- everyone please help spread the word- a rabbit is not an Easter gift, it's a living creature and a serious family responsibility!