Monday’s MYTH: Bunnies Are Great Easter Gifts!
TRUTH: Rabbits can be amazing companion animals, but they are a LOT of work; I know this from a lifetime of personal and professional experience. Before you fill your Easter basket with a live bunny, find out what is involved with caring for this complicated animal companion:
Many cherished Easter traditions, from the Easter bunny to decorating and hunting for eggs, have been around for centuries. Let’s begin with the infamous Easter Bunny. The exact origin of this mythical mammal is unclear. There’s no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature. Nor is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with delicious Easter goodies. And real rabbits certainly don’t lay eggs. However rabbits, because they are prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. Easter eggs are linked back to centuries of traditions. The egg, also an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection.
Bunnies, eggs, and Easter gifts stem from pagan roots. They are ancient symbols for…
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