In years past, rabbits could be found running around family farms with little more than straw or sawdust set aside for their use for litter or bedding. Flash forward 80 years, and now information, products and organizations dedicated to providing support for rabbits and their human families are readily available.
“It has to do with the trend toward suburbia and more leisure time,” said Rich Whiting, vice president of Agricultural, Pet and Pellet Sales and Marketing for American Wood Fibers. “The rise of the pet business came into its own as the 50s and 60s demographic started getting less agricultural and more urban. Rather than just having animals around the yard to play with, now you have a pet [rabbit] that is housed inside the house.”
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