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5 places it's awesome to be an animal

5 places it's awesome to be an animal

Posted 3 April 2014   by Amy         Permalink | 1 Comment

Tags: rabbits, pigs, kangaroos, Costa Rica

1. Rabbit Island:


Imagine an island almost completely inhabited by cute fluffy bunnies ... Oh wait, it exists! Okunoshima is a small island in the Sea of Japan. It has become popular amongst tourists because of the friendly rabbits that roam freely about the place.


Sadly, Okunoshima wasn't always a paradise for bunnies. During the first and second world wars, it was used by to manufacture and test poisonous gases. Maybe you can guess why the bunnies were there to begin with :(

It's not known for sure how the bunnies came to pretty much own the place but some sources say that when World War II ended, workers set them free! Regardless, now they are cuddled and given treats and loved and kept safe. Like all bunnies should be :)


Unfortunately, not all rabbits are so lucky. Millions of animals still suffer every year from cruel tests. You can help protect them from cruelty by making the pledge to refuse products that have been tested on animals. Click here to sign your name today.

2. Pig Beach:


Just when you thought it couldn't get any better than Rabbit Island ...

The story goes that sailors left pigs on this tiny uninhabited island in the Bahamas intending to come back for them but never returned. And now they swim and surf and sunbathe all day every day.

Jealous? Me too!

But only a little bit because it makes me super happy to see pigs super happy. They'll never have to go through the incredible suffering that millions of animals in factory farms experience right here in Australia. Not only may pigs in factory farms never see sun or sand, but the mothers are confined to crates so tiny that they can't even turn around, whilst pregnant!

You can help free pigs from cruelty by pledging to refuse factory farmed products. Or better yet, by taking them off your plate altogether.

3. Kangaroo Island:


A neat place to be an animal right here at home :) Kangaroo Island in SA is a massive wildlife sanctuary. So roos can just be roos – grazing in the morning, snoozing in the arvo and maybe some more grazing at night.


Sadly, night time can mean an awful fate for kangaroos in other parts of Australia. If you love our native wildlife, the truth about kangaroo shooting might shock you. Click here to learn more and take action.

4. Costa Rica:


Yep, the whole of Costa Rica. That place has got it going when it comes to positive change for animals. Check out this brief timeline of Costa Rican awesomeness:

2013: Closes zoos and frees animals
2012: Outlaws hunting for sport AND bans shark finning
2002: Bans circuses with performing animals

I love hearing about stuff like this from across the globe as it reminds me how achievable it is to make a kinder world for animals right here in Australia. Click here to take part in our latest campaigns and help make Australia the awesome-est place to be an animal :)

5. The Unleashed office:




Nuff said.

Know any other places where animals rule the roost (so to speak)? Let me know about them in the comments :)

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tigerlily tigerlily 2 May 2014
All animals should be living like these animals!!

beaverhug bee butterfly chick cow dog dove fish frog kitty ladybug monkey orcawhale paw pig rabbit snail spider starfish turtle wave
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