Eleanor Clift

Down the Rabbit Hole

How my niece became a ‘rabbit advocate.’

My niece Evelyn Roeloffs was in the Washington, D.C., area last week helping plan the best way to spend federal stimulus money awarded to the U.S. Geological Survey. She is a geophysicist specializing in the study of earthquakes, and she lives in Portland, Ore. Evelyn (I call her Evie) is a scientist, a practical thinker, not one given to flights of fancy, which is one of the reasons I found the story she told me about her volunteer activities as a rabbit advocate so compelling. The Rabbit Advocates organization works with animal shelters to find homes for domestic rabbits that have been abandoned or neglected.

It all began one morning… http://www.newsweek.com/id/224581/page/1