Perhaps for some people, not an easy thing, but still a good thing overall.
Rabbits make for a good white meat. They aren't just pets, they aren't just wool-producers, and they aren't just show animals. Rabbits are food for not only animals but for people as well.
There is a good market in Ontario and Alberta for rabbit meat.
Alberta is having some troubles though. They want to produce more rabbit, but they are needing to import it rather than support local growers, due to the slowness in getting a federally inspected plant up and running.
It’s another white meat. And, according to Alberta producers, Canadians would be eating a lot more of it if the slow-moving government would grant a licence to slaughter the fecund little critters more quickly.
Hmm... support local sources. You'll get a fresher, better quality product and you'll know that overall the standard of care is good. It will also gain you a cheaper end run product... supporting the local economy as well. :)
“We can produce these animals locally at home — where there are better quality forages — at less cost than anywhere else in the world,” she said.