A PANDEMIC REPRIEVE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE RABBITS AND CAVIES
By DR. RICH BRIONES Photos by MANOELLE DIOKNO
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
There is no denying the fact that everything was put on hold when the pandemic broke out. Rabbit and Cavy shows were no exception. The Philippine Rabbit and Cavy Club, Inc. (PRCC) hosted the recently concluded the first PRCC Rabbit and Cavy Show 2022 in November 2022 at Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City. This event was the first in-person show for Rabbits and Cavies in our country since COVID-19 happened. Almost a hundred Rabbits and Cavies, together with their human parents, attended the show. Most came from and around Metro Manila, but some came from the provinces, including Nueva Ecija. The event recognized the breeds, varieties, and standards set by ARBA. Each animal was judged according to how their specific breed and variety was described in the ARBA Standard of Perfection Book. It was a carry cage show wherein the animals were brought to the coops in front of the judges. They were categorized according to breed and class. Arie Wardhani (ARBA Judge #979), the first ARBA International Judge, flew in from Indonesia to be the Rabbit judge, and yours truly (ARBA Cavy Registrar #144 & Rabbit Registrar #1162) served as the Cavy judge for the show.