Xeni Jardin at 10:01 am Sat, Apr 7, 2012
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Well, my pretties, Easter is coming and one of you will have to give your life that we may have delicious candy. Who will it be?
Bunnies R just as sweet as KiTTenS :P
especially on Easter!
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There’s only one way to eat a brace of coneys.
Bunnies make great presents for children on Easter. When the kids tire of them, they make great Hassefeffer mit Saurbraten!
Why is there always that ONE GUY (two today, even) that has to point out that some people eat rabbits? They never seem to do this though, with cats or dogs. IT IS SOOOOOOOO ANNOYING AND CLICHE’!! I hear this EVERY SINGLE TIME I mention to a group of people that I have rabbits as pets and you can tell that ONE GUY always think they are oh-so-clever for pointing their culinary knowledge and seem to assume that I have never heard that before and they don’t care how I feel about it (apparently).
Rabbits are beautiful and gentle animals that have enough going against them already and your “jokes” aren’t really funny. They are frequently abandoned, abused, or left to die slowly on substandard diets due to owners ignorance and frequent use as starter pets for too-young children.
Pick on dogs or cats for once, with your edible fixation nonsense. I’m SURE you would be the life of any party going on and on about others’ pets and how they would be slaughtered and eaten in other parts of the world. Sooo funny……. ha ha ha
Hawaiians (according to Calvin W. Schwabe’s “Unmentionable Cuisine”) once saw both pigs and dogs as both potential pets and meat animals and that’s the way I see goats and rabbits. They are beautiful and sweet animals and I don’t think it’s nice to tease pet rabbit owners about the edibility of their bunnies, but I don’t think we should abandon the raising of rabbits for food. If anything, we should be encouraging the consumption of rabbit meat. Compared to beef (the production of which is a significant contributor of global warming), it’s leaner and requires much less feed per pound of meat.
And that’s precisely how I got my rabbit… We found the little guy hiding under my car one afternoon shortly after Easter last year. He was a little dirty and really hungry, but in good health otherwise. Originally we were going to try to get him back to his home, but then two things happened: 1) we realized he was probably abandoned after the kids got tired of him and 2) he worked his furry little way into our hearts.
I’ve done a lot of reading since then, and between that and my own experience I’d have to say that rabbits are most definitely not good first pets. Guinea pigs & hamsters, maybe, but not rabbits.
Not so much when it’s Netherland Dwarf rabbits (which those look like, with the larger one (which I assume is their mother) being a “BUD”, or a Netherland Dwarf doe without the dwarfism gene – popular in breeding programs because you get the same percentage of dwarfs if you breed to a dwarf buck, without any of the peanuts (double dwarf), and with a better likelihood of succesful birth due to the mother not being a dwarf) – they’re bred for cute, rather than meat.
But, domestic meat rabbits are good eating. Tastes like chicken, only better.
I’m guessing a lionhead buck as sire, if that’s mom in the photo. The sweetest, most tender meat I ever had was from a dog. A black one, I was told, which are believed to be the tastiest. I don’t eat dogs or rabbits these days, and agree with the poster above who pointed out that there always seems to be people compelled to comment on rabbits as food when the subject comes up, but not so much when it’s dogs or kitties.
The little ones are awful cute!
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