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Chesterfield Pets at Home to stop selling rabbits over Easter

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Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at its Chesterfield store this Easter.

Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit during the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Peter Pritchard, chief executive of retail at Pets at Home, said: "We pride ourselves on putting pets before profit so we've taken the decision not to sell rabbits during the upcoming Easter weekend.

"Nor will customers be able to adopt rabbits in need of rehoming from our in-store adoption centres."

To ensure families understand the specific needs of rabbits, Pets at Home will host free workshops throughout the Easter weekend.

These sessions will address topics such as shelter, good health and food and water.