Pet Rabbit Stolen From Preschool, Anti-Circus Fliers Left

A pet rabbit named Sugar Bunny was stolen from a Spokane, Washington preschool and fliers protesting circus animal acts were left in the empty cage.

The children came back to school on Monday to find out that Sugar Bunny was gone. Teachers suspect that the rabbit was stolen on Saturday evening.

“Somebody stoled him. I’m sad,” 5-year-old Zion said.

Several fliers were left behind in Sugar Bunny’s cage that expressed protests against the Ringling Brothers Circus, which was in town during the weekend. It showed a picture of a bear, trying to escape from its cage. Animal rights groups PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network were listed on the bottom of the fliers.

Daphna Nachminovitch, director of PETA’s domestic animal department, said the group would not endorse stealing a pet bunny.

“Just like dogs and cats, (rabbits) have been domesticated, so we encourage people who have the knowledge and ability to adopt rabbits from their local shelters,” Nachminovitch said.

To help the children deal with Sugar Bunny’s disappearance, teachers talked about how some people have different ideas about animals and how some feel that animals should not belong in cages. The children remembered their rabbit by drawing pictures and writing songs.

“We had a little rabbit. His name was Sugar Bunny. Sometimes we took him out and he ran around and sometimes he rested outside. Where did Sugar Bunny go? Will they give him back? What did they do with him?”, one student wrote.

Sugar Bunny helped the children with their separation anxiety when they were dropped off at school.

Source: SpokesmanReview

14 Responses to “Pet Rabbit Stolen From Preschool, Anti-Circus Fliers Left”

  1. Carol says:

    Sadly, Sugar Bunny probably met the same fate as all of those mink ‘liberated’ in Newfoundland by the ALF - she was likely promptly eaten by a predator or hit by a car. Of course, in the case of the mink, half of them went on a killing rampage first -

    Story here

    Either way, the AR nutters will see her as being better off ‘dead than locked in a cage’.

  2. Nancy G. says:

    I get sick of self-righteous people. And I hope she wasn’t ‘liberated’, like Carol says. Poor Sugar Bunny…

  3. Lis says:

    How evil does someone have to be, to steal a children’s pet?

  4. 2CatMom says:

    And what exactly do they think will happen to all the Fluffies they set free. They will not be able to find food themselves so they will starve, be eaten by predators, be killed in traffic accidents or perhaps PETA has already done the killing.

    “PETA, you’re doing a heck of a job”….not.

  5. Traci says:

    Let’s see, making children cry and leaving a tame bunny to the hazards of the wild to likely perish there.

    All in a day’s work of promoting “he end justifies the means.”

  6. Traci says:

    that “he” was supposed to have a “t” in front of it.

  7. Underdog says:

    WHAT ON EARTH MAKES SO MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT THE RABBIT WASN’T LIBERATED TO A CAGELESS AND WONDERFUL HOME IF (that’s a BIG if!) THE RABBIT WAS TAKEN BY A TRUE ANIMAL PERSON? NOT TO BE OVERLOOKED IS THE FACT THAT THE COALITION OF ANIMAL ABUSERS MAY VERY LIKELY HAVE HAD ONE OF THEIR GOONS PLANT THE RINGLING FLYERS TO THROW SUSPICION AWAY FROM THEM! THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO FURTHER THEIR SICK AGENDAS WHILE DOING ANYTHING THEY CAN TO TRASH TRUE HUMANITARIANS. WHY DO SOME POEPLE ALWAYS SUSPECT THE WORST FROM COMPASSIONATE, CARING INDIVIDUALS? THE REAL MONSTERS ARE THOSE WHO ATTRIBUTE COMPLETELY FALSIFIED STORIES TO FURTHER THEIR ANIMAL-EXPLOITING/ABUSING INDUSTRIES. THINK CCF, AMONG A MYRIAD OF OTHERS!

  8. Traci says:

    ” WHY DO SOME POEPLE ALWAYS SUSPECT THE WORST FROM COMPASSIONATE, CARING INDIVIDUALS?”

    Why do some people think TYPING IN ALL-CAPS lends more weight to their comments when it does the exact opposite?

  9. Zoe's mom says:

    Traci sez: “Why do some people think TYPING IN ALL-CAPS lends more weight to their comments when it does the exact opposite?”

    Well, just maybe, Traci, the writer thinks your eyes are as myopic as your disturbing little mind.

  10. Traci says:

    It’s considered cyber-yelling and bad nettiquette.

  11. Tanya says:

    Traci, myopic???? um, zoe, what are you talking about?

  12. Carol says:

    “THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO FURTHER THEIR SICK AGENDAS”

    Yes, nothing more devious than a bunch of pre schoolers. Whoever ‘liberated’ Sugar obviously saved him from a horrible fate.

    Oh, those brave soldiers of the animal liberation movement, saving the world one broken hearted five year old at a time….

  13. Mary says:

    Let’s see… why would we expect the worst? Maybe because the cowards who stole the bunny came under cover of darkness to rob a PRESCHOOL????

    If it were truly a kind, caring, compassionate kind of person who had only the best interests of the rabbit at heart, perhaps they ought to have spoken to the school administrators and offered to give the rabbit a home. Ya think maybe that would have helped their cause just a teeny bit?

    Sheesh. The good guys don’t have to work by stealth. Those amateurs stole some little kids’ bunny, Underdog. This wasn’t a lab animal.

  14. Proud Mary says:

    This clearly is a stunt by those fat cats at the Center for Consumer Freedom, or one of their sister hate-filled big-bucks organizations, to try to discredit animal rights supporters. It has their signature all over it.


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