Almost 3 years ago I adopted a holland lop bunny from a RI rabbit rescue. He is neutered and everything. He is spoiled rotten and gets great care. I have gotten into spinning and I have been looking for some angora rabbits. I decided to check the website for the rescue that I got my rabbit from and notice that they have 4 of them, all spayed and nuetered, all white, and two males/two females. I write them an e-mail explaining that I have adopted from them before 3 years ago and they all remember honeybun. I tell them that we live on a small farm now and that we are looking for angora rabbits for fiber. They have pictures of my rabbit on their website, since I've had him, they know he's well cared for. I touch base with them at least twice a year on how he's doing. I figured this could be a win win situation. They state right on their site that angoras are harder to place because most people looking for a pet don't want to deal with the fur. So I figured I could free up some space in their shelter and prevent myself from going to a breeder and buying rabbits (which the rescue doesn't want you to do, god forbid right?). I don't want to breed them, I just want their fiber so it works out great for me that they are already spayed and neutered. I get a nasty response that the rescue is always instantly on gaurd whenever someone asks about angora rabbits for fiber. They come right out and say to me "I really hope Honeybun isn't outside". And that "We feel it's not humane for angora's to grow their fur and it's not humane to shave them or pluck them, only to use scissors". They said there would be no problem if I wanted to bond my rabbit to an angora and keep it inside but if I want to put them in cages in my barn it's a big no no. Now, their shelter is a barn at the owners farm. I had to call them on that in my reply. I understand that they want pet homes for these guys, but if it means them sitting around at the shelter forever (there are still rabbits in their shelter that were there when I adopted mine 3 years ago!) then you would think that they would want to move them along to free up the space. These rescues are really getting to me lately. How on earth is it inhumane for a angora rabbit to grow it's fur? I could see leaving it completely coated outside on a 100 degree day as being very inhumane but they meant "at all".