The Big Ears Animal Sanctuary receives all the royalties from the sale of ‘Fairy Tales Written By Rabbits’. On Sunday after the book launch I had the opportunity to visit the sanctuary and its residents.
The Sanctuary is profoundly peaceful, save for the occasional crow of a rooster or squawk of a cockatoo. The animals are all relaxed and well cared for. While we didn’t feed them, most were more than willing to walk in out of their paddocks for a scratch or a cuddle.
These animals were all either found as strays, or surrendered by owners with suddenly changed circumstances. Many of them are quite elderly and will be able to live out their days on the sanctuary with members of their own species, indulging their natural behaviours. These are profoundly lucky animals, and this is where the funds raised by the novel are going.