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Animal experts advise against fluffy Easter presents

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Apr 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-17 00:10:00-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Bunnies and chicks may be adorable, especially around Easter, but animal experts are urging people to stop and think before buying a living present for a loved one.

The fluffy animals are common gifts around Easter, but experts said not everyone who takes the plunge of pet ownership thinks about the consequences. Such animals can often wind up in animal shelters or are even abandoned in the wild when the seasonal novelty wears off.

FOX 13 News' Todd Tanner spoke about the issue, as well as ways to give such gifts responsibly rather than rashly, and he brought in Buttercup the Bunny to make his point. See the video above for details.

To learn more about the Humane Society of Utah and their work on behalf of animals, click here.