On the actual article, no more comments are permitted-- such a shame. So it remains where it is.
The author, on the other hand, can be emailed as Katie suggested.
I wrote her this:
I just read your article from "8WomenDream." I'm afraid it did not inspire as intended. Rather I was saddened and disturbed. I can see that you did what you felt was best, but I'm afraid it was sorely misguided and so it inadvertently sent a horrible message to your children and your readers.
Domestic rabbits are completely different creatures than wild rabbits. Domestic rabbits are completely incapable of fending for themselves in the wild. For instance, domestic rabbits have completely lost the ability to know what plants are toxic to them. They will happily munch on a poisonous plant (if not prevented from doing so by us humans ) and can die within hours of doing so. That alone, would be reason enough to never release a domestic rabbit into the wild. Also, since domestics in the US descend from European rabbits, they are genetically incapable of successfully breeding with any US wild rabbit. I don't think I even need to mention that a pure white rabbit would make an easy target for any number of predators.
So, I'm afraid your actions, while well-intended, taught the wrong lesson. Domestic rabbits should not ever be released into the wild. It is cruel and a virtual death sentence. The far better option would have been to build a larger hutch with an attached run. If you had only researched more about rabbits and provided appropriate care, THAT would have been a good life lesson.