Why Eat Rabbit Meat?
Russ Chastain 09.18.19
We have looked at rabbits as a food source here before, including:
- Are Rabbits Worth the Trouble?
- How to Properly Set a Rabbit & Hare Snare
- How to Call Rabbits Out of Their Holes
- How to Harvest and Process a Rabbit
- How to Skin a Rabbit in 6 Seconds Without a Knife
- And even a Brown Fricassee Rabbit Recipe From The 1700s
People still love to talk about it, because bunnies are so cute! And so delicious.
The video below is from the “Good Simple Living And Homesteading” channel on YouTube, and it does its best to convince folks that raising rabbits for their meat is a good idea.
So why should folks get over their worries about eating cute little critters and start munching out on wabbits? Here are some reasons, according to the video:
- In the 1940s and 50s, rabbit was “as common as chicken” on supper plates across the USA.
- Rabbit meat has more digestible protein than any other meat.
- Rabbit meat is very lean and is quite low in calories, cholesterol, and sodium.
- Rabbits multiply very quickly.
- Lowest bone-to-meat ratio.
- You can sell it for about ten bucks a pound.
- Low environmental impact.
- Cooks up like chicken.
- Yes, you CAN survive on rabbit meat.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Ready to start raising bunnies on your back yard?
I’m not… mainly because I’m an unprepared goob who relies heavily on the grocery store and retail in general. But maybe I should…