It’s lights, camera and action for rabbits

Students from Savile Park Primary School and Halifax High shoot a video to highlight the plight of neglected rabbits. From left: Juwayriyah Chishty, 10, Ambar Shabbir, 14, Tristan Corrigan, 10, Kiran Hussain, 14, Abdullah Shahid, 10, Sannah Fiaz, 10, and Maharukh Patel, 14.
Students from Savile Park Primary School and Halifax High shoot a video to highlight the plight of neglected rabbits. From left: Juwayriyah Chishty, 10, Ambar Shabbir, 14, Tristan Corrigan, 10, Kiran Hussain, 14, Abdullah Shahid, 10, Sannah Fiaz, 10, and Maharukh Patel, 14.
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YOUNG film-makers have made a video to highlight the plight of neglected bunnies.

Pupils from Savile Park Primary School and Halifax High School have joined forces on the project for the RSPCA.

Their finished film, based on the charity’s advice on how to care for pet rabbits properly, will go out to schools across Calderdale.

Karen Lomas, head teacher at Savile Park, said: “We have relished the challenge and it has been a good real life experience for the children.

“They have scripted it themselves, the’ve done all the planning and storyboards themselves and they’ll be included in the editing process too.”

The video features one of the students dressed as a rabbit inside a human-sized hutch to show how cramped they can be.

The charity recommends keeping rabbits in a converted shed or Wendy house with a run attached instead.

Julie Cockcroft, manager of the RSPCA animal centre in Wade Street, Halifax, said: “All too often they are kept in a small hutch in the bottom of the garden.

“It’s a long time if you imagine yourself in that box for 12 years, because that’s how long they can live for.

“We’re trying to get people to put themselves in the rabbit’s position.”

The centre always has bunnies in need of loving new homes, and staff can advise would-be owners on how best to keep and care for them.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet, or any schools that want a copy of the finished video, can call 01422 365628.