Anyways, every issue they include some interesting rabbit news. If I like the link I share them with you. :)
Operation Munchkin. Details of a bizarre Nazi plan to breed giant Angora rabbits in concentration camps to provide fur-lined clothing for Hitler's armed forces has been unearthed in a German archive.
I was surprised by this. Not sure why I was surprised, it kinda makes sense, but at the same time, total news to me. I haven't researched it to verify if it's true or not. Everything I found was a basic rehash of the same story... so take it with a grain of salt.
For USA readers, this next story is important. USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales. If I lived stateside I'd be having to get USDA licensed. Anyways, do some research on it, get yourself licensed if you need to and go on from there.
Prisoners in a jail eating rabbits. I did a small amount of research on this. Apparently the jail is getting over run with rabbits AND they don't feed their prisoners particularly well so the prisoners set about fixing the problem. The way they handled it offends the guards so they want to have an exterminator come in, kill the rabbits (rendering them useless), versus having the prisoners take care of the problem and eat better. I dunno... seems a bit "off" to me in the handling of the situation.
Mother Earth News has an article on raising rabbits as a homesteader. The article talks about the mistakes made and what to consider with raising your rabbits. Do your research first and then raise your rabbits to YOUR specifications. Small, medium or large rabbits are all made of food and will fill the purpose that you have for them. :)
In Other News
Here's a news story about Jumping rabbits. Go watch the video. :)
Rabbit farming in Africa. Akukuranut Development Trust Manager chrisantus Ekesa Okwara disclosed that his organization supports 35 pupils in Rabbit keeping. He said Aphia plus has been supportive in implementing their projects for OVC's, and noted that Rabbit keeping in Schools is a sustainable programme which ADT as an implementing agency will closely monitor.