Burgess Pet Care has announced it will be withdrawing support from the Small Animal Show. The company released the following statement:
“Through many years of sponsorship of the Premier Small Animal Show in Harrogate, we have continually taken a positive approach to improving welfare standards with emphasis on diet and nutrition. However, there remain some welfare related concerns arising from this particular event. It would be wrong for us to ignore these concerns as they contradict the core beliefs of our business.
“We will continue to prioritise initiatives that support the broadest possible community of rabbit owners such as our work with leading UK charities, including Rabbit Awareness Week. We will not however continue to support this event.