Comments for A Brief History Of Rabbits
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Ian, 15 May 2018
Interesting article about rabbits. What does it mean to be native, particularly in relation to ice ages? I read somewhere that the Romans only reintroduced them. Any ideas? Thanks
Hashim, 28 December 2015
Rabbits have been around over 3000 years. Domestic rabbit history goes back over 2000 years when the European rabbit was introduced to Italy
Jack, 5 June 2015
Hey, nice concise overview. I learned some fun facts. But saying that "since [the 19th century] we have more or less stopped eating rabbits in the UK" is patently wrong and doesn't do the bunnies justice. During WWII for example, raising rabbits for meat at home was hugely popular, and actively encouraged to help with the war effort. And many have continued to raise rabbits for food because they can be raised humanely and conveniently almost anywhere under diverse circumstance and are extremely economical, productive, low-imput, low-impact, and self-sustaining. We keep a tiny herd of rabbits on our farm in the US and find that enjoying their adorableness and allowing them to feed our family are not mutually exclusive. And they cost almost nothing to feed beyond the labor inputs of caretaking while contributing manure to our soil. Cheers!
Sabrina, 24 February 2015
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Boe, 12 March 2014
This is a good website.