The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2000

Regulation 9

SCHEDULE 7ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF RABBITS

1.  Any hutches or cages in which any rabbits are kept shall be—

(a)of sufficient size to allow the rabbits to move around and to feed and drink without difficulty and to enable all the rabbits kept in them to lie on their sides at the same time, and

(b)of sufficient height to allow the rabbits to sit upright on all four feet without having their ears touching the top of the hutch or cage.

2.  Where any rabbits are kept in any accommodation which is exposed to the weather, suitable steps shall be taken so as to ensure that the rabbits have access to shelter from the action of the weather (including direct sunlight).