"Ninety-five percent of all rabbits and chicks that are given as Easter presents will be dead before their first birthday." I got this from a Facebook posting, with no attribution, so I don't know if this is true or not, but I suspect that it is. Easter, for many people, means cute baby bunnies and fluffy yellow chicks, but neither of these animals stays that way. Baby bunnies grow into adult rabbits who probably don't want to be cuddled, and may kick, bite and scratch to prevent unwanted attention. Chicks become chickens. So, the rabbit or chicken gets taken to the nearest shelter, or worse, gets turned loose.