Each year, thousands of rabbits, chicks and ducklings are purchased as whimsical gifts, only to be dumped a few weeks later when their owners realize they have live animals on their hands. The lucky ones end up at shelters - 80 percent of shelter rabbits are abandoned Easter gifts - but most of them are euthanized or die quick deaths after being "set free."
Bringing an animal into your family can be very rewarding, but it's not a decision to be taken lightly. Live animals should never be given as gifts, and most children can't take on the responsibility of caring for a living creature.
Here are 15 animals who understand that, and they're seriously judging you for thinking about buying them for Easter.
1. "So, you're thinking of buying an Easter rabbit?"