Apparently some lady had a relative say that she was not being honest when she mentioned that she processed rabbits.
People on the meatrabbits board are varying their responses from "this is a stupid discussion... to this is a valid discussion".
The valid discussion people are pointing out that there are different words to use when making a rabbit ready for a meal.
1. slaughter... this is when you kill the rabbit.
2. butcher.. this is when you take the slaughtered animal and make it ready for human consumption.
3. process....everything that you do to make a rabbit fit for human consumption.
- the breeding
- the raising
- the choosing
- the slaughtering
- the butchering.
It is all a process.
So saying that you are processing a rabbit is a valid statement to make, and one doesn't need to think of themselves as being less than honest or forthright in using such language.
Other people have suggested using the word harvest as it meshes with all the other things that are processed on a farm... things like apples, chickens, potatoes and the like.
Others use the term "sending to freezer camp".
I figure in the long run it's just words right? As long as you know what you are doing, and you are conveying what you are dong clearly, then let the rest of it go. If you have people in your life who are opposed to you using certain words, either educate them or don't talk about it with them. Save the grief for more important matters. :)