Rabbit Island

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    Oh my gosh! I will so join you on that trip! That would be so much fun and exciting and wonderful and....
     
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    I had a few minutes so counted the best I could since there are just so many packed together but at least eighty if you count at the very beginning of the video while on pause.
     
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    I just think this would be heaven as long as they are safe...free roaming all living together...how awesome is that :)
     
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    If I hit the lottery maybe I could open up a shelter for rabbits, have it set up more like the island so the buns could enjoy the freedom of being buns but also be taken care of. Could keep the ones that can't find homes for due to age or what have you.

    Yes, Chris I would offer you a job first. You could play and take care of buns for a living.
     
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    I wonder how long that has been there. I was in Japan several times in the late sixties and early seventies--would have definitely gone there. We need to set up a tour group.
     
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    Just had to put more links on here, this place is fabulous.

    This is so cute, poor guy canĀ“t keep his eyes open

    [ame]http://youtu.be/ixuSqrVJyjo[/ame]

    Love this one as well, talk about on guard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkbX-nY8FtE


    Loads of videos, I have to find where it is and go there, much remember to take loads of food lol, they sure are hungry rabbits.
     
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    I did a bit of research on that.

    Apparently the island was used for secret poison gas factories during the second world war. Ruins of the factories remain, with signposts (in Japanese). Although the storage tanks were removed there seems to be a fairly extensive underground complex which is inaccessible due to the danger. The soil on the island is fairly badly contaminated in some places by toxic waste materials from the factories, so there are no full time inhabitants (apparently the last was moved out in about 2000).

    The rabbits are descendents of escapees (or releases) from the poison gas tests. There is a hotel for tourists which caters to the tourists who come to see the bunnies, which appears to be providing water bowls and food for the rabbits.
     
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    I really want to go there! I want to be mobbed by bunnies.

    What surprises me is that the rabbits seem to be really healthy. They don't look like they have mites, matted fur, or anything bad on their coats. There must be good food on the island, no predators, and few rabbit-borne insects and diseases.
     
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    I wish I could go there and save all the bunnies. I watched a few of the videos, and you can see how dirty they are. I heard some sneeze, so they are also clearly suffering from respiratory issues. The fact that they will enthusiastically chase people down the street for snacks shows how absolutely starving and human dependent they are. Makes me sad. I just want to set up a rescue shelter there and help them all and find them loving homes.
     
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    I've even seen videos of those rabbits fighting, and ones with tattered ears. It's not a cheerful place in my opinion. I just wish they could have safe and loving homes
     

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