Cute animals thread (for malleolus and some others)

Terry S.

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Funny you should say that. Amazon tells me that they despatched my book today, Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps. I'm seriously considering whether I should keep rabbits for meat. No joke.
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

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I've always found rabbit meat about as dull, if not duller, than battery chicken. Free-range chicken is much better. I assume that the rabbits I've eaten were free or free-ish range, as I don't think you can battery farm them, so that might be as good as it gets. Hares are tastier.
 

Terry S.

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I've never eaten hare, but rabbit I find ok. As you say, it's not the tastiest meat out there, but if I can raise it for nearly nothing, it might become a bit more attractive.
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

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Having said that, I think I could hunt an animal for food, not that I've ever fired a gun. But to keep animals that came to trust me to feed them, and then one day to wring their necks, or take them on a little trip that's only one way for one of us -- I'm not sure I could do that.
 

Terry S.

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I suppose you just don't get too close to them. If I would raise a couple of pigs and then send them off to the slaughterhouse, I should be prepared to do the deed myself if I'm able at all.
 
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