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To add interest I have interspersed this commentary with thought provoking quotations from philosophers, ethicists, scientists and other notable thinkers both past and present.

This is part of a section called Sentient Rabbits which focuses on aspects of rabbit sentience.

 

Love
A story of rabbit grief and love

Harriet and Spencer Fall in Love
by Chiari

Read the full story here:
http://www.mypetrabbit.com/harriet-and-spencer-fall-in-love.html

The following from the House Rabbit Association could well be included in several categories in this section on sentience in rabbits. It is a moving story of grief, love and devotion between rabbits.

"JOEY, A YOUNG HOLLAND LOP, was neglected so badly that infections left him blind in one eye and with limited sight in the other, deaf, and with chronic respiratory problems. He could have been a candidate for euthanasia because he sat in his house like a live lump of fur, not responding to anything. That is, until Trixie came along.

Though young, the stunted mini lop had terrible malocclusion requiring removal of her incisors shortly after she arrived. People were also not on her "favorite things" list. Fortunately, fate placed her house next to Joey. The interest on the part of both bunnies couldn't be ignored, and since both were likely to be permanent fosters, they were introduced. It was rare, bunny-love at first sight.

Joey and Trixie were moved into a larger suite suitable for two bunnies, and Joey got more attention than he'd ever had. Trixie not only became his "seeing eye" bunny, also kept his bad eye thoroughly cleansed. The infection from his prior life had sealed the tear duct with scar tissue, so that his eye wept constantly and required unwelcome cleaning from human hands. Soft licks from Trixie, however, were a completely different story. Everyone who saw them was charmed by their total devotion to each other."


Read the full story
And Love Goes On
http://www.rabbit.org/journal/4-7/love-goes-on.html

 

The following is a comment in response to the question:

Are rabbits capable of loving?

 

"My rabbit loved me, you could see it in his eyes as he came up just to be close to me. He'd cuddle up on my lap and enjoy a nice pat, he'd give me kisses and look at me with adoration.
I believe any and all animals feel love, hate, happiness, anger and sadness just like we humans do"

 

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140822075249AAEek3j

 

Many people question if rabbits rabbits can love humans? While we can never really know whether a person really loves us or if the feelings we ascribe to love are the same for each individual I think the following video shows clearly that this little bunny loves in a rabbit way his guardian.

 

 

 

""If a bunny grooms you, he/she thinks you are one of its kind..."... so does that mean my baby thinks I'm a huge bunny?? ~_~""

 

More stories, information, videos, will be added as they come to my attention. If you have a story or information to share about rabbits showing compassion please contact me:

Particularly welcome are personal anecdotes about your companion rabbit or any rabbit known to you personally.  Don't worry about writing skills or lack thereof, it matters not, what is important is to share as many stories that show that rabbits are sentient beings, intelligent, compassionate, loving, playful and so on. It is important to get people to realise that rabbits are aware, intelligent have emotions including the ability to be playful, happy, contented but that they also experience pain and suffering.

 

General intelligence
 

Compassion
 

Playfulness
 

Altruism
 

Grief

 

Pleasure
 

Friendship
 

Heroism
 

Emotion in rabbits

 

 

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