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Buying a Real Bunny for Easter? Local Woman Says No

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A local woman is discouraging parents from buying cute animals like bunnies and chicks for their children this Easter -- because that can be dangerous for the animals.

"Most people do not do enough due diligence to understand exactly what they're getting into in the purchase of these animals -- especially rabbits. Because rabbits are a 10-year commitment and they also are for life and not just for a single event of a day."

Teresa Jarrett owns two bunnies who were abandoned after being bought for Easter. She says the animals can't fend for themselves in the wild and will be killed.

She also says rabbits are the second-most expensive animal in vet care, and they must be spayed or neutered.

She recommends getting chocolate or stuffed animals instead.

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