Wellington based charity HUHA has purchased a Meat Production Rabbitry containing 75 rabbits, in order to save them.
The Rabbitry was listed up for sale on Trademe showing images of 75 breeding rabbits stacked in small wire cages.
They decided to approach the seller without revealing themselves to find out more about this operation.
They discovered that one of the customers of this farmer sourced 400kg of rabbit meat a week. The babies can grow to 3kg at just 12 weeks of age. Once you dress a rabbit (remove the skin and bones) they weigh approx 2kg in meat each. They were told that if they didn’t want to dress them theirselves, there is a large Asian market in Wellington who would buy the rabbits alive and do this for them.
The rabbits are hosed clean because of the small cages they are stacked in. They are not given bedding, just wood and wire floors.
They were also advised another revenue option would be selling 6 week old bunnies to pet stores.
Together with the Wellington Rabbit Rescue and donations, HUHA has successfully purchased this operation and will assess, medicate, microchip and vaccinate each rabbit. They will then look to re-home them.
Helping you help animals (HUHA) is dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture. The sanctuary is fun and interactive in many ways, designed to encourage our community to be proactive and take responsibility for the welfare of animals and the protection of our unique environment. HUHA actively works everyday to find homes and foster care for a multitude of homeless, abandoned, seized and abused animals. We’re here to help you help animals.
HUHA asks for your help to:
-Foster a rabbit in your home
-Take a rabbit as your own forever
-Donate to help care for these rabbits.
You can donate to:
HUHA Charitable Trust
06 0529 0764 879 00
Or for a $3 donation you can txt “huha” to 4463
For other ways to help or to get a tax receipt you can email