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Rabbits to be sold with bread - report

2012-02-16 09:00

Cape Town - A scheme in which live rabbits would be sold with loaves of bread for consumption in townships would be investigated, according to a report on Thursday.

The Cape Times newspaper reported that a packaging company tipped off the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) about the scheme.

The company received a quote enquiry from Liz Jones, a production manager at Inspiration Advertising, requesting a minimum of 10 000 boxes to house live rabbits.

The e-mail read: "The recipient will slaughter the rabbit and eat it with the loaf of bread. The box will need air holes to enable the rabbit to breathe."

When contacted by the paper, Jones denied it was a hoax and said she was only quoting boxes for a client. She denied there would be cruelty to animals. It was not known where the rabbits would come from or be sent to.

The NSPCA said it would investigate.

Comments
  • Andrew Sheppard - 2012-02-16 09:06

    What's it going to be next..... Dogs?

      Shaun Robinson - 2012-02-16 09:13

      @Anthony - There is already dog in circulation, you just got to know where to look!!!

      Foc - 2012-02-16 09:24

      I think its a great idea ... carbs and proteine ...

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 09:38

      I love rabbits but I can't eat a whole one.

      Peter - 2012-02-16 09:46

      When I was in Scotland...rabbits are EXTREMELY abundant. Fair enough, from a distance, they are nice to see. But on closer inspection, 99% of them had diseases. Rabbits are very closely classed as rodents. It would be a good scheme IF the supply of these beautiful animals were kept HEALTHY and the culling/slaughter kept within animal rights regulations. Im an animal lover of note, and will never even consider eating these animals...but dont give them out with EVERY loaf of bread FFS. With that sought of demand, i would imagine that the outlets would not give a f*** about their condition, and tests of viral infections wouldn't happen. It COULD open a epidemic of sicknesses, but at the same time, feed the hungry. I am in 2 minds about this.

      Fredster - 2012-02-16 10:11

      This makes my hare stand on end

      Matthew - 2012-02-16 10:14

      I had rabbit in red wine and cloves the other day at a porra restaurant. Delicious, would even breed & kill my own, humans being omnivorous and all.

      John - 2012-02-16 10:29

      lol - Koo beans is copping some seriose abuse. I can understand why though. Complete distortion of reality. #helprequired. If i was not hungry I dont think I could kill a rabbit myself but If I was hungry I would kill it with a spoon in 3 seconds flat. #rabbitforthewin.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-16 11:12

      I am sure it will be hard for some to eat Rabbits if they thought of them as pets. I do like Rabbit but not the domesticated one probably because I never tasted that one. At my place in the rural area we do have chicken, cow, sheep, and goat and every now and then we do kill them to get some meat no stress. If rabbits got along with my dogs, I was going to breed them and every now and they would kill to eat, and please don’t judge in the Lesotho people eat a horse too

      Mhlophe - 2012-02-16 11:25

      This supplier is ecconomizing. He should precook the rabbits for the combo.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 11:39

      Actually Makatika, some Americans eat horse meat too...

      Martin - 2012-02-16 11:54

      Nothing wrong, stupid hippies,

      Matthew - 2012-02-16 12:42

      lol @Martin, Killing and eating animals upsets the heart chakra and weakens the healing power of crystals he he he

      daryltt - 2012-02-16 13:02

      Perfect! Bunny chow!

      David - 2012-02-17 10:46

      Hollow out the bread and put the rabbit inside, no need for a box. Rabbit bunny chow could be the pap and maas of the new South Africa.

  • procold2 - 2012-02-16 09:06

    maybe for the chinese, they seem to consume everything from green tea to rhino horn

      abhudram - 2012-02-16 10:07

      what a cruel generalization!

      procold2 - 2012-02-16 10:17

      only a joke buddy

      J-Man - 2012-02-17 09:03

      ...a joke not too far from the truth...

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  • Mark - 2012-02-16 09:08

    Bunny Chow anyone??

      Frederick - 2012-02-16 09:38

      Brilliant!

      John - 2012-02-16 09:40

      Mark, thanks for my daily laugh, the tears are streaming down my cheeks....you deserve a 100 thumbs up. The A'holes who gave you the thumbs down need to lighten up.

      Mbulelo - 2012-02-16 09:53

      He he he with extra curry please!he he he

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-02-16 10:01

      Hahaha, good one @Mark . . .

      John - 2012-02-16 10:10

      Bunny Chow, Yes please. Damn I miss SA sometimes!

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:20

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  • Felix - 2012-02-16 09:10

    Taking bunny chow a few steps too far!

      Luke - 2012-02-16 09:39

      so close! Mark beat you by 2 minutes with that one :) LOL, both deserve a thumbs up!

      Felix - 2012-02-16 09:46

      Curses! Ninja'd :)

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:20

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  • Garth - 2012-02-16 09:12

    What is wrong with this idea. I think it's awesome. Do you have any issues with doing the same for chickens? What's the diffs?

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-02-16 09:20

      My point exactly. This is just a waste of time. It would be a better exercise to sterilise all those mongrel dogs running around the townships.

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:28

      Is there any control over how these rabbits will be slaughtered? If you can't see anything wrong with this idea, honestly? You need your head read, clearly you're not an animal lover. And yes I have a HUGE issue with doing this to chickens.

      Vicker - 2012-02-16 09:32

      Damn good idea. Everyone is always harping on about food security etc., then someone comes along with this project and it gets shot down?

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 09:48

      Koo, there are abatoirs specialising in the slaughter of rabbits... Not everyone is a vegetarian or vegan!

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:50

      Yes Nutty, but we are talking about THESE rabbits. If they are given live to people with bread, there is NO control over how they will be killed.

      OhbiZz - 2012-02-16 09:54

      @ koo then the SPCA must monitor the slaughtering of chickens which is done en masse and is more likely to be brutal as 100s of thousands are chopped daily. Same applies for so many other meats / animals

      Janet - 2012-02-16 10:01

      @ Garth. Yes, if the chickens are packaged and sold live in a box. Animals reared and sold for consumption should not be made to suffer before they are slaughtered. Many animals taken to abatoirs are transported in appalingly overcrowded conditions, often trampled to death before arriving at the abatoir. I think that is disgraceful and more shocking that people (including those who are well-fed) just don't care

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 10:11

      Koo, whlst I agree that the animals should be slaughtered as humanely as possible, as nearly everyone else here has pointed out, live chickens are sold by the hundreds of thousand everyday into the townships... It is a sad fact that in this country, many people do not have electricity and therefor no means of refridgeration, so selling live animals gets around the need for this. I am sure that most people slaughter animals as humanely as possible (even if it is simply due to the fact that taking a long time to kill an animals makes it harder to do). We have to live within the realities of this country.

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:21

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  • Shistirrer - 2012-02-16 09:14

    Eh, what's up, Doc? ***CHOP***

  • sudika.harkhu - 2012-02-16 09:14

    Thousands of animals are reared in inhumane conditions and slaughtered equally inhumanely in this country EVERYDAY, why make a big hoohaa about the rabbits?

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:29

      Make a 'hoohaa' about EVERY animal that is slaughtered. Rabbit, cow, chicken. Keeping quiet is unconscionable.

      Vicker - 2012-02-16 09:33

      Some celery, koo?

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:53

      I don't understand how you people can be so dismissive of animal suffering. To me it shows an emotional and moral bankruptcy. I bet you get up in arms about high profile animals like Rhino. Hypocrisy at its finest. And Sputnik101? If making inane and childish remarks is the best you can do, good luck clawing your way up the evolutionary ladder.

      Janet - 2012-02-16 09:53

      I think a "hoohaa" should be made about any animal kept and slaughtered in inhumane conditions. It speaks about our humanity/inhumanity. It is, however a personal choice as to whether one eats meat. I do have a problem with live animals packaged & sold in a box as any person with a spark of humanity should.

      Schmee - 2012-02-16 12:05

      Koo this is totally different from rhino. It's highly unlikely that these rabbits would be of the indigenous kind that may become extinct. And rabbits… well they generally breed like rabbits. That means they easily get out of hand like on Robben Island. I guess you were also upset about it when they started culling those ones.

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 15:05

      You cannot discriminate against the type of animal... mass murder of animals for human habit (consumption / medicinal use / trophy) is ridiculous!

      logical007 - 2012-02-17 10:54

      @ sputnick 101 (Merryck Downing) This forum is for grown ups to debate topical issues. Not everyone has to agree with each other. If you don't agree INSULTS are seriously not necessary. Your remarks show immaturity and lack of intellect.

  • Lynda - 2012-02-16 09:17

    the issue I think is not the eating of rabbit meat but the idea of the live rabbit in the box then being slaughtered in who knows what kind of manner

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-02-16 09:21

      The head is chopped off with an axe or the throat is cut and then the rabbit is skinned. It's the same technique that is used at an abattoir or when a chicken is slaughtered.

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:29

      To me its both, but yes, definitely more the fashion in which they will be killed.

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 13:47

      so to kill animals for human (unnecessary) consumption is ok... but the way they are killed is bad? weird

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:21

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  • hc12345 - 2012-02-16 09:17

    It is easy to talk when you not hungry. Pray to God that you may never be in the position that you have to eat your dog??

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-02-16 13:04

      We were in the position at some point whre my father had to go out and shoot rabbits so we had somethign to eat. It sucks.

  • Keelvol - 2012-02-16 09:17

    lol...whats wrong with rabbit as meat? If they are killed humanely, i dont see the problem. But, you bet you bottom dollar the people buying these bunny on a loaf kill them cruelly.

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:21

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  • procold2 - 2012-02-16 09:18

    dont agree with the selling of live rabbits, but if slaughtered in an abbitoir i got no problem

  • bradly.kingsley - 2012-02-16 09:19

    Uh.. Rabbits are eaten all over the world. How can we judge this? It's ok for us to eat cows, pigs, sheep, lambs, chickens and so forth, but there is a problem with eating rabbits because they are cute and fluffy? Come on people, there are many starving people out there - rabbits breed unbelievably fast. This could be a very sustainable food source for those who would otherwise go to bed every night on an empty stomach.

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:22

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  • sizwe - 2012-02-16 09:19

    I proper wanna chow on some rabbit myself. I hear that its naice... I would like to place an order...

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  • Ryan - 2012-02-16 09:26

    I have always appreciated the fact that I do not have to kill what I eat. Unfortunately not everyone is in that position.

  • Gustav - 2012-02-16 09:27

    Whats the big deal?

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:22

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  • Linda - 2012-02-16 09:28

    Rabbit meat is a great idea, because rabbits breed like rabbits and poor kids need more protein - rabbits could help feed the nation cheaply. Maybe SPCA should give guidelines on how to keep and slaughter the rabbits humanely.Rabbits are eaten in UK, so why can't we do it here? I think we must use their fur as well, though.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 09:52

      Unfortunately, rabbits used for meat are slaughtered at 8 weeks old, so their pelts are too thin to be used!

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-02-16 13:05

      Keep them for three months then...

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 13:20

      The longer you keep them, the more it costs to feed them.. Keeping them that long would mean no profit on the meat(in fact, would probably mean a loss) AND the meat would be tough... at 8 weeks, they have only just been weened from the doe for a couple of weeks so haven't cost a lot to feed... this is the same reason that chickens are slaughtered around 6 weeks

  • Ryan - 2012-02-16 09:29

    When my nephew was a youngster, he thought it was very funny that my sister called the white meat that she bought from the supermarket "chicken", and that there was a bird called the same thing. It was a while until he associated the two of them. Gotta love the innocence.

  • Jurgen - 2012-02-16 09:30

    A proper "Bunny chow"

  • koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:32

    Absolutely disgusting. Does she know in what fashion these poor animals will be slaughtered? Can she guarantee it will be humanely? She doesn't know wtf she is talking about.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 09:40

      Do you have any idea how they slaughter chickens Halaal?

      Schmee - 2012-02-16 09:50

      Humane killing?? Have you been to an abattoir? There is nothing humane about killing anything.

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-16 09:55

      No I don't. But if you'd bothered to read my earlier reply, I said I do have a problem with how chickens are killed. I don't eat ANY animals, as I have a big problem with killing them. Perhaps check before you jump to the wrong conclusion?

      John - 2012-02-16 10:04

      Koo. Read the article, she is only quoting on the supply of boxes. Rabbits are normally killed by holding them upside down and clubbed with a short stick at the nape of the neck, no blood, not like chickens being decapitated or shocked like at most chicken abattoirs.

  • Mc - 2012-02-16 09:36

    Rabbit stew is awesome! If you believe eating rabbits is cruel then stop eating beef, lamb, chicken....I mean just become a vegan.

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:23

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  • Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 09:47

    It is only South Africans which seem to have a problem with rabbit meat... Europeans and Americans buy rabbit meat alongside beef, lamb, chicken and pork... it is high in protein and extremely good for you.

      John - 2012-02-16 09:56

      Rabbit farming in SA is big business...Google it. I first tasted Roast rabbit in Germany many years ago. When i first saw it on the table I was a bit apprehensive. But since then I love it.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 10:03

      We own a smallholding and we are considering farming rabbits BUT the only outlet we can seem to find is to sell to exporters... So yes, rabbit farming may be big in SA BUT this is for export to europe. Most South Africans seem to be adverse to the idea of eating rabbit.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 10:15

      Same as goat farming for meat. Big in SA but for export only. I have no idea why rabbit and goat are not readily available in SA as both are really tasty. You used to be able to get ostrich as well but that has also become very scarce.

      John - 2012-02-16 10:31

      Nutty, check this out http://www.junkmail.co.za/v--QZQYCatQX0332QYRgnQX0003QYAdQXF38817QYEdQX201149 I'm sure they can help, with your rabbit farming aspirations. Or just Google "rabbit farming south africa" there are loads of ideas there.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 10:33

      Gerhard, I can actually get ostrich from my local Spar most of the time but this seems to be the only place I can find it. It is becoming increasingly difficult to get.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 10:49

      Thanks John :) !!!!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 10:58

      My Spar used to stock it as well but not anymore. My friend's a butcher and has a very well run establishment. I just can't build up the courage to ask him to start stocking rabbit, goat, crocodile, duck, goose, pheasant, guinea fowl, kudu, buffalo, warthog, porcupine, ostrich and pretty much anything else out there that is edible. It might chase his clientelle away.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 11:12

      Can't say I have ever eaten porcupine... Surely stocking duck, goose, pheasant or guinea fowl shouldn't be a problem?? I actually have a nice Jamie Oliver recipe for Rabbit Stew... think I am going to try and get hold of some rabbit this weekend and do a rabbit potjie!!!

  • jpcronje - 2012-02-16 09:50

    Why can live chickens be sold on street corners in townships and not rabbits?

      Ig - 2012-02-16 13:49

      Did you see how they are treated... obviously not, no water for a full day in the sun, wings tied up. Just go and see for yoirself

  • OhbiZz - 2012-02-16 09:51

    I agree that this is an unusual scheme but I thought rabbits are available for sale and you can get em in some restaurants. Obviously 10k of them can only be acquired from farmers. It wouldnt be news if it was chicken or ducks instead of rabbit. Yet hundreds of thousands are slaughtered daily. Sometimes I think the media stirrs controversy

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:24

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  • Mbulelo - 2012-02-16 09:55

    If it tastes good, why not try it...wouldn't mind trying rabit stew for the first time

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 10:15

      Rabbit is excellent!!

      Garreth - 2012-02-16 11:06

      It is absolutely wonderfull. Soft meat and very tasty. In Europe they sell it at the markets.

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  • Schmee - 2012-02-16 09:55

    Ahhh so that is what they are doing with the troublesome rabbits from Robben Island? Good thinking who ever thought of it. Why waste good meat? Why slaughter other animals if the Robben Island rabbits are causing so much damage. But maybe they should rather just slaughter them first after all we don't want some pesky bunny huggers setting them free on the mainland.

  • Pietertjie - 2012-02-16 10:02

    So??????? Anything wrong with goat and wine, or mutton and veg??? Get a life man!!!!

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  • Jean - 2012-02-16 10:07

    I am aware that Coniglio Rabbit Farm claims that they provide government with live rabbits. This is a dangerous scam as people need to be educated to slaughter and house rabbits. There IS TRUTH in this article

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:26

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  • abhudram - 2012-02-16 10:08

    Almost Easter time! ;)

      Monique - 2012-02-16 13:53

      LOL!!!

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:26

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  • Peter - 2012-02-16 10:16

    I thought you could only buy "bunny-chows" in Natal.....lol

      oliver.brettschneider - 2012-02-19 13:27

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  • William - 2012-02-16 10:18

    In fact I have been looking for Rabbits meat for along time. I do not know why they are not sold in Supermarkets. It has low Cholesterol content and so good for your heart.

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  • Kogie - 2012-02-16 10:18

    rabbits are edible.so whats wrong? just dont be cruel to them.

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  • Grimett - 2012-02-16 10:19

    They should include at least two carrots,one for the rabbit to eat in transit and one for the bunnychow salad.

      John - 2012-02-16 10:39

      Grimett, enough already with the bunny chow, you're killing me, LOL. Just please leave Bugs off the menu, Looney Tunes will never be the same again.

  • ettienne.hattingh - 2012-02-16 10:20

    Taking bunny chow a bit far

  • Kogie - 2012-02-16 10:22

    go to china and see what the chinese eat.most of the things they consume is still alive in their plates.

  • Daniel - 2012-02-16 10:24

    OMG - It is meat!! Now suddenly it is a issues just because the rabbits are sold alive??? If they were slaughtered and nicely packaged it would have been all good. There are a lot of hungry people out there and if they want to eat rabbit so be it! I personally enjoyed rabbit the few times I had it.

  • Ig - 2012-02-16 10:27

    Eating rabbit meat is one thing, but sell them with bread to eat in SA? Imagine how the eaters will treat them. Probably leave them starving in the box for days!!! SPCA you will have to do what must be done. This is SA, not a civilised european country.

  • Cheryl - 2012-02-16 10:30

    Dispicable inhumane insanity!!!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-16 10:59

      So you are not a member of PETA then? As in People Eating Tasty Animals?

  • Alex - 2012-02-16 10:45

    Our forefathers used to hunt for rabbits now u just them husstle free with a loaf of bread, wow....WELCOME to New SA....ALIVE WITH ALL POSIBILITIES!!

  • steph.reinstein - 2012-02-16 10:59

    Taking the bunny chow to the extreme!

  • Hercules Leonardo Giorgino - 2012-02-16 11:11

    What is the difference between buying live chickens or live bunnies. People are hungry and rabbits are a good and cheap alternative and they breed like..........well........rabbits

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-02-16 11:12

    I am sure it will be hard for some to eat Rabbits if they thought of them as pets. I do like Rabbit but not the domesticated one probably because I never tasted that one. At my place in the rural area we do have chicken, cow, sheep, and goat and every now and then we do kill them to get some meat no stress. If rabbits got along with my dogs, I was going to breed them and every now and they would kill to eat, and please don’t judge in the Lesotho people eat a horse too

  • Shawn Louis Howell - 2012-02-16 11:29

    That is just sick how on gods earth can you do that,so it basically means i can go into anyones hows and have a pet with mx loaf of bread........ If people are hungry the so called BLACK EMPOWERMENT GOVERMENT must feed the homeless and starving. but what do they do they go buy big flashy cars and expensive houses..... so happy i dont stay in South Africa........

      comurray - 2012-02-16 16:42

      Yes, you are extremely lucky as our meat prices are at export prices so we suffer.

      Naledi Mabindla - 2012-02-17 03:35

      I'm sure whatever country you went to you lowered their entire IQ level!I hope they deport you based on ur comment Shawn!rather stay silent for your sake

  • Keighley-Ann - 2012-02-16 12:13

    I'm sorry but what about the ways that these animals would be killed, let's be honest, if there is no regulation on killing these animals many will suffer EXTREMELY cruel deaths and it would be inhumane to roll out something like this. What is the point behind this anyway, to feed more people? Why not incorporate sustainable agricultural classes and initiatives to encourage people to grow their own foods rather than pay money for something every time you buy it - it's just not sustainable and is rather a pathetic solution!

  • KristyCollis1 - 2012-02-16 12:33

    Eat your rabbits freaks - enjoy: )

  • Thebe Tau - 2012-02-16 12:34

    News24 is the Daily Sun of the NET, any idiot who wants to be on the news can to it with ease.

  • Scouter - 2012-02-16 12:49

    'Watership Down' - You've read the book, listened to the music and seen the film - now eat the cast.

      chantelkm - 2012-02-17 15:26

      I just spurted coffee through my nose! thanks Scouter!!!

  • looneylani - 2012-02-16 12:50

    Hopefully this won't become another way to mass produce and feed the masses with UNHEALTHY solutions! Educate yourselves people - read more on nutrition!

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 12:57

      Rabbit meat is probably the healthiest meat there is!!!

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 13:10

      Where is meat (that is dead and lifeless) nutritious?

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 13:16

      Lani, wheter you like it or not, humans are omnivores and we do need meat in our diet... anyway : - Rabbit meat is well known for its high protein content. A 3-oz. serving of rabbit meat contains 28 g of protein, more than beef or chicken. Rabbit is also a concentrated source of iron. A serving contains more than 4 mg. Additionally, the meat provides a wide range of minerals. The highest levels include 204 mg of phosphorous and 292 mg of potassium. The calories in rabbit meat are low. A serving contains only 147 calories Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/378562-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-rabbit-meat/#ixzz1mXh2zJlT

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 13:40

      by the minute more and more people are being diagnosed with some or other cancer or illness... which is the result of consuming animal products. Mass production for the habits of the consumer... heck, they've even opened a restaurant in the USA called: Hearth Attack Grill.... http://www.news24.com/World/News/Man-has-heart-attack-at-Heart-Attack-Grill-20120216

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 13:42

      rabbit is concentrated source of iron? hahah Since when do humans need more and more and more and more and more levels of everything. Thats why the world is out of control and unbalanced!

      npretorius2 - 2012-02-16 13:49

      @looneylani, Go to knysna, hear there's alot of trees that needs hugging...

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 13:51

      Strange how Linda McCartney died of cancer, she was a strict vegetarian!

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 13:58

      Thanks.. I love hugging trees - at least I don't have spots and smelly breath from fermented crap in my body! And Linda McCarthy.. strict VEGETARIAN... VEGETARIANS consume copious amounts processed crap. I'm not vegetarian. :P

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 14:20

      BUT She did not eat ANY animal products, which according to you is what causes cancer??? My father ate meat most of his life and remained cancer free until the day he died... If you had said you were a vegan because you object to it on moral grounds, I could accept and respect that, but what you are stating is complete pseudo-science... there is NO evidence that eating meat causes cancer. Our teeth are evolved for ripping meat, our digestive system is designed to consume meat... humans ARE meat eaters.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 14:23

      oh and BTW, humans require between 7 and 18 mg's of Iron/day (dependant on age and gender) so rabbit meat would only supply a fraction of what is needed.

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 14:34

      Your best sources of iron come from meat-based foods. Clam is an extremely good source of iron as are giblets and liver. You may stew giblets into broth or gravy but you can also just eat regular old beef. It is also a good source. You will absorb the iron in these animal-based foods well. In fact, they will help you absorb more iron from the grains and beans that you eat. Integrating more of these foods into your diet should improve your iron status. From: http://www.ironrichfood.org/daily-iron-requirement/

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 14:54

      I'd love to see the shape of you. Mass production has changed the quality of the animal products, so of course your dad would be in better shape than some... and back then it wasn't consumed in such large quantities as it is now. Perhaps you should put down your book on "what other people say and do" and read / test out veganism for yourself, for optimal results! It's moral and for health sake!

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 15:08

      grains and beans? I love the way you assume that is what vegans eat! I'll pass you guys some Enos for those beef burgers and clam broths...

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 15:11

      LOL... yes, I am overweight (but was fine until I was +-33... I only gained weight when I quit smoking) and I blame the beer (which is a grain and cereal product), not the meat... My father only passed away a year ago, so he did eat todays "mass" produced meat...anyway, I am not really a big fan of veggies, don't like the taste or the texture of them, so I would never become vegetarian or vegan... I have no objection to anyone being vegan or vegetarian, it's a personal choice but for someone to deny that meat is healthy is just plain outrageous!!!

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 15:13

      Your opinion is yours and mine is mine. I speak from experience and results! True results. And there are many out there that will agree, living this lifestyle :)

      looneylani - 2012-02-16 15:23

      Here you go Nutty: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1227378/ Something brilliant for you ;)

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 15:27

      My wife was a vegetarian when we met -- not on moral grounds, she just prefers veggies to meat -- so I know what vegetarians and vegans eat... I did not write that piece above, just cut and pasted it from the website quoted below... the site has nothing to do with veganism or vegetarianism but rather how to get healthy doses of iron in your diet. By all means, if you feel it is healthier not to eat meat, be my guest, 'cos as you say, it is your opinion and it probably won't do you any harm as long as you substitute the minerals and nutrients that you would get from a "normal" omniverous diet. BUT people will eat meat and it won't cause cancer... any more than breathing causes free radicals in your body (which it does not, this is just more pseudo-science designed to sell products to the gullible)

      Clive.D.Buckley - 2012-02-16 15:39

      There is a difference between stuffing your face with junk food, and eating a healthy balanced diet (which includes meat and fish)... I personally, could just eat sushi all the time and nothing else... just a thought, the asian diet is probably the healthiest in the world and strangely enough, it does include meat!!!

  • Scouter - 2012-02-16 13:04

    This is great! We've found a moan to replace Julius. He must be hopping mad at being eclipsed by a bunny.

      tertia888 - 2012-02-16 13:15

      10 up-thumbs for you

      Scouter - 2012-02-16 13:45

      I feel humbled, Tertia, thank you - Glad the comment didn't go over every bodys' head.

  • Mark - 2012-02-16 13:15

    Brings a new meaning to 'Bunny Chow'...

  • georgevdschyff - 2012-02-16 13:45

    this makes a lot of sense if it is destined for the destitute