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Rabbit owners travelled from as far as Grafton to showcase their beloved pets in a rabbit hopping display at PlayQuest in Lismore over the weekend. Young Jessica from Evans Head has been travelling to Lismore every Thursday for a few months to train her rabbit.

Fran Boston, president of the Northern NSW Rabbit Hopping and Companion (NNRHC) Club told Echonetdaily, ‘…we are trying to get people to get their bunnies out of the hutches in backyards who are leading lonely and sedentary lives… we are running events which will culminate at the Lismore Show.’

Fran said that ‘bunnies love it and they don’t require a reward like dog agility.’

Rabbit hopping began in the late 1970s in Sweden as a means of exercising pet rabbits and has since become popular in Sweden and the UK.

NNRHC are in urgent need of an all weather venue for their events. To contact Fran go to http://nnrhcclub.weebly.com or 0403 408361.

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