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Update 6/20/17

Good news, my local Pete’s Fresh Market in Bridgeview IL (grocery store chain) told me personally the will stop carrying rabbit meat.  Awesome!
A short time later they informed Rabbit Advocacy Network that most of their stores will only special order it and not carry it any longer. This is huge for us and for the bunnies. Hopefully its out of sight and out of mind.  I have spent so much time protesting stores, sending emails and visiting stores that I am thrilled……I took this very personal am and so relieved.  We will continue to monitor the stores just in case they have only stopped for the summer and start it up again in the fall or winter. But for now HOORRRRAAAAYYYYY…..

 

Update 4/20/17

After our last protest against Pete’s Fresh Market Stores here in Chicago the company has taken notice. They are rethinking their decision. THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM EVERY BUNNY PARENT NOW.  It does not matter where you live as we need your help.  Please email:

Email Paul V – paulv@petesfresh.com
Angelique Ashley – aashley@petesfresh.com

And/or fill out a contact us form for as many stores as you can at this link:

https://www.petesfresh.com/contact/customer-feedback

And sign this petition on change.org:

click here for link to change.org

Tell them Rabbits are pets, NOT food.

Tell them to stop.

Tell them rabbits are part of your family.

Tell THEM!

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Hey local bunny parents in Chicago, PLEASE join Bunny Mama and others to protest at Pete’s Fresh Market store in Oak Brook Terrace on Sunday April 9th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  This grocery store chain continues to sell rabbit meat after emails, phone calls and in person meetings. THEY DON’T CARE and you MUST help in this fight.

The address is:

17W675 Roosevelt Rd, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181

For map and full details see this public facebook post:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1137776363016614/

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Come out and meet some other bunny parents, the weather is suppose to be great – warm and sunny.  The bunnies need your help in this fight.  I hope to see you then.

Bunny Mama –Ruthann

Feb. 2017

See how you can help stop the sale of rabbit meat at Pete’s Fresh Markets in Chicago.  Click on the link below to found out how you can help in less than 30 seconds. Please help.

Help Stop Pete’s Fresh Market From Selling Rabbit Meat!

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Oct. 2016

Bunny Mama and her hubby were downtown in Chicago protesting at 2 Bloomingdales stores for selling items made with rabbit fur. We had a good turn out and raised awareness about this very upsetting topic. Please let Bloomingdale’s know how you feel.  See pic below from 900 N. Michigan Ave location.  Wearing rabbit fur was never cool and its still not. Let Bloomingdale’s know today!

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Sept. 2016

In case you have not heard, the upscale, trendy and expensive Bloomingdales is now selling 43 items made of RABBIT FUR! Yes read it correctly rabbit fur. This is so offensive to millions of homes that have pet rabbits, I can’t even tell you.  Are they selling items made with cat or dog fur – NO. Would they – NO. Then why rabbit fur. Its not the 1980’s and it wasn’t cool back then either.

Take a minute and sign the petition that has really taken off. See the link below.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/878/528/914/stop-selling-rabbit-fur-at-bloomingdales-and-macys/#updated

For information all see Rabbit Advocacy Network’s website. Link below.

http://www.rabbitadvocacynetwork.org/ask-bloomingdales-to-stop-selling-rabbit-fur/

August, 2016

It seems we have a new target, Central Seaway (Censea) a company that distributes seafood to restaurants and grocery chains is now selling rabbit meat. Not acceptable. Read more how you can help by going to this page and spending 2 minutes to help.

http://www.bunnymama.com/be-outraged-central-seaway-censea-selling-rabbit-meat/

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SUCCESS AS CENTRAL GROCERS HAS STOPPED DISTRUBITING RABBIT MEAT TO THEIR 400+ STORES THEY SUPPLY. THANKS CENTRAL GROCERS – BUNNY PARENTS COULD NOT BE HAPPIER……………This week (2/7/16),  I will spend some time emailing the board members of Central Grocers / Centrella Grocers in the Chicago area and ask them to stop carrying rabbit meat. As the fight goes on, I will let you know how you can help with this very important cause. More to come email campaigns and protests. Stay tuned…….

The day after I emailed about 10 or so store chains about the sale of rabbit meat, this news came in…..

2/8/16 – A HUGE VICTORY FOR BUNNIES AND BUNNY PARENTS

IN THE CHICAGO AREA AS CENTRAL GROCERS / CENTRELLA, A HUGE FOOD DISTRIBUTOR HAS HEARD OUR PLEAS AND HAS STOPPED CARRYING RABBIT MEAT AS OF RIGHT NOW!!!! So they will NO LONGER distribute rabbit meat to their hundreds of customer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan! I am estimating somewhere between 400 and 600 stores will no loner have the option to purchase rabbit meat because of this wonderful decision by Central Grocers / Centrella.

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS AS WE WERE JUST RAMPING UP OUR EFFORTS TO PROTEST AND THIS IS SUCH GREAT NEWS I WANTED TO SHARE.

For more details see this page:

http://www.bunnymama.com/central-grocers-centrella-to-stop-sale-of-rabbit-meat/

This will save thousands of rabbit lives every year – this is just awesome….

Add Ultra Foods and Strack andVan Til (in the Chicago area to the list).

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Take a minute to thank these grocery store chains that will STOP carrying rabbit meat by the 1st of 2016!

Whole Foods – Global Company – 415 stores in the US
Mariano’s – Chicago based – 34 stores
Caputo’s – Chicago based – 8 stores
Tony’s Finer Foods – Chicago based – 12 stores
Treasure Island – Chicago based – 7 stores
Valli Produce – Northern IL – 6 stores

THAT IS A TOTAL OF 482 STORES THAT WILL STOP CARRYING RABBIT MEAT BY 1/1/16!!!!!!!!!!

This is something to be thankful for.
Please share……..

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The protest for Tony’s Finer Foods (Chicago area)  for Sun Oct 25th has been cancelled. They will sell through on stock and then will not reorder. By the end of year or sooner they will no longer be carrying rabbit meat. YIPEEEEE…..

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As of September 23, 2015….

So after being contacted by Rabbit Advocacy Network, Mariano’s an upscale grocery chain with 33 stores in the Chicago market emailed all stores telling them to pull rabbit meat from all stores immediately. I personally check my local store the following week and although I did not find any rabbit meat, the tags still remained on the shelf and the meat person I spoke with removed them while I was there. The rabbit meat was in the Wild Game section of the frozen meat area. If you happen to see any rabbit meat in your local store, please email me and I will follow up with them directly.

The bunnies are winning, store by store, chain by chain but we still have much work to be done. Stay tuned for how you can help.

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BREAKING NEWS TUES SEPT 15, 2015

WHOLE FOODS THIS MORNING HAS DETERMINED THAT THEY WILL STOP SELLING RABBIT MEAT IN ALL OF THEIR US STORES BY THE END OF 2015………

This is huge news bunny parents. They have heard our pleas. So the protest set for the Willowbrook IL store for Sun Sept 20th has been cancelled.  For more details go to these links:

http://www.rabbitadvocacynetwork.org/whole-foods-ends-the-sale-of-rabbit-meat/

https://www.change.org/p/wholefoods-please-do-not-sell-rabbit-meat-in-your-stores/u/13418572

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/department/article/rabbit

And hopefully this is where the battle with Whole Foods ends. But we will make sure that it does. Next on our hit list in the Chicago area is a grocery store chain named Mariano’s as they are carrying rabbit meat in the meat case. They are a new and growing chain in our area and we will be on them soon!

Also sign the petition against Kroger stores too – go to this link:

https://www.change.org/p/kroger-stop-selling-rabbit-meat-2/u/13408416?recruiter

So celebrate, be happy for the bunnies that we helped and kiss your bun on the head and tell him or her – we won this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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