Lana Lehr, founder & managing director of RabbitWise Inc.

Lana Lehr– the founder and managing director of RabbitWise Inc., a Washington DC-based national organization that seeks to promote greater awareness and education about domestic rabbits, and enhance their welfare–discusses the history of RabbitWise, and what prompted her to found it.




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She also addresses her own experience with house rabbits, what’s involved in getting started living with house rabbits, and some of the aspects that are challenging or at least unique as compared to living with cats or dogs; for example, the need to “rabbit-proof” your home or their dietary requirements owning partly to the fragility of their digestive system. She also points out that rabbits are generally not ideal to live in households with children under 12, but on the other hand, can often coexist quite peacefully with dogs and cats. (

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Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

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