What’s the deal with Rabbits/bunnies do you have them? Redeeming qualities?

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  1. Harry Styron

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    I would have never thought that many people here eat rabbits

    I’ve only had it once but unless I make it myself/hunt it I don’t know of anyplace to get it
     
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    We've had many a rabbit stew.

    When I was a kid I remember my grandfather skinning them and nailing the skins on the back door to dry. I think he sold the skins...

    We've had rabbits digging up carrots in the veg beds here in recent years.

    We've had part-rabbits dragged into the house by the cats before ('ooh look, a present, how thoughtful')

    As a pet, I'd prefer a rock.
     
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    Several major grocery stores in Toronto carry it, and I live in an area that has a number of "ethnic"/"culturally" distinct butchers, Greek, in particular, as well as Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and they all carry it.

    Domestic, farm raised rabbit tastes very slightly different than chicken, but it does not taste like chicken. There is next to no fat on it. Stewing is best. I would love to get my hands on hare. That is a different beast all together. Rabbit is a very healthy meat to eat. ow cholesterol, low fat....
     
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    Our local wild rabbits are fun to watch, and a real mixed bunch - the black ones are sweet, and I have seen a single albino on the hill... but this little guy with its unusual white blaze and enormous ears was my favourite...

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    When I was 16, my family moved from the city to live on a friends property in a rural desert area. The friends ran a rabbit raising business, breeding, raising and then selling them to a guy who processed them for hospitals to use in food.

    rabbit is apparently easier to digest than chicken and tastes close enough to the mark.

    I had to feed them daily as a part of chores. I hated them... every pink-eye’d, pink-nose’d, pink-eared one of them. Filthy animals with no sense of cleanliness or sanitation. They’d pee on each other, crap into the food bin and god help if they catch an infection leading to diarrhea, not only would they spray it everywhere, but as someone earlier pointed out, they are highly vulnerable to intestinal disease and can die of it. You have to remove the stricken immediately or you would lose the clutch in the cage.

    the only plus was that watching them breed is the funniest thing. Aside from that... a hate-able waste of fur.
     
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    Well in a SHTF scenario, they are a good source of protein.
     
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    I had one that I adopted as a favor to a friend, and it sucked. I don't need a cuddlebunny, which meant that the only thing the rabbit was good for--being furry and warm--didn't do much for me. Pooping little balls of rabbit poop everywhere was not a plus, nor was reflexively biting friendly fingers. Just flopping there looking stupid was its main preoccupation. I can see why a little kid might love as bunny... for a month or two.
     
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    That's a lot of jerky
     
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    Like many things you either get it or you don't. I don't advise people get them as pets because many people don't properly understand their needs, rabbits are the most neglected pet in numbers alone in the UK.

    All I'll say is if you're considering getting two (don't get one), look up the requirements and only get them if you plan on meeting or exceeding them.
     
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    Went to a pet store the other day. They had full size rats for sale as pets! Why? Unless you have a big snake of course.
     
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    "the thing" about bunnies and rabbits is they are good to eat and their skin makes really nice underwear.
     
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    Humans are the scourge of the earth, yet I see one or two redeeming qualities in the species.
    Like, uh, we buy and sell stuff for profit!
    Most of them can actually get enough to eat while a few throw away more food than the starving could ever consume!
    And, uh, we mate and increase the population!
    And pile up garbage everywhere!
     
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    So what are you trying to say here?
     
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    Hugh Hefner had a bunch of 'em he kept right there in the house with him. I think they pretty much took care of themselves 'cause when you'd see a photograph of one of them they looked pretty darned neat. I think all of Hugh's bunnies are probably gone now, but somebody might know where he ordered them, and you could order some from a more current litter. Just trying to help.
     
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    As Tiger Woods says when he demonstrates a golf shot:

    Just like that!
     
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    Sounds like you’re a nihilist like me then, I don’t believe in the destruction for destructions sake

    I do however agree with the EVERYTHING is pointless part

    I still trod on
     
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