Welcome to Britain's largest organisation for rabbit lovers!
The RWAF has existed since 1996 and is the combined effort of the Rabbit Welfare Association and its charity partner, the Rabbit Welfare Fund, working to improve the lives of domestic rabbits across the UK through education and communication by making people realise that rabbits are intelligent creatures that need space, exercise, companionship and stimulation and are not to be bought on a whim.
Sadly, despite being the third most popular pets in Britain, rabbits are still one of the most neglected domestic animals.
A huge proportion of rabbits live out their days in a small hutch with little or no exercise, or are unwanted and discarded onto rescue centres that are already bursting at the seams. Most cases of cruelty and neglect towards rabbits are out of ignorance; people often don't realise they are doing anything wrong because they haven’t done enough research into rabbit care and wellbeing before choosing to buy a pet rabbit.
As well as being an animal welfare agency, the RWAF also offers members the support needed to give their rabbits the best lives possible and have a huge wealth of experience to share with you.
We firmly believe that Rabbits Deserve Better!
The RWAF members forum has been moved to our facebook page for discussions. The Vet list is being updated, so please phone the helpline or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of Vets near you.
RWAF Campaign Update
Campaign Update - Winter 2012
Campaign Update - Autumn 2012
Campaign Update - Summer 2012
Campaign Update - Spring 2012
Campaign Update - Winter 2011
Campaign Update - Autumn 2011
Campaign Update - Summer 2011
Campaign Update - May 2011
Campaign Update - February 2011
Latest Press Release - A Right Royal Vow
Previous Press Releases
If you want to add your voice to push for a better life for rabbits please join us. Together we really can make a difference! Given that rabbits are often portrayed as children's pets, we also have a membership section for younger members called the 'Jaffa Club' which will help to educate young minds about rabbit welfare. Like what you hear? Want to change things? Then get involved.
Help us to help rabbits. Increase your donation to the RWF by up to 28% via the Charities Aid Foundation Website
Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund - A hutch is not enough...