Could rabbit meat gain popularity in future? It is more sustainable than beef, and is as nutritious as chicken.
Rabbit meat is more sustainable than beef, and is as nutritious as chicken.
So could it be the meat of choice in the future?
Although rabbits can be a challenge to raise on an industrial commercial scale, some farms are successfully offering up rabbit meat.
In California, Devil’s Gulch Ranch has raised their number of breeding female rabbits from 250 to 1000 in just three years.
Many people choose to raise rabbits for meat in their own backyard, because they are relatively easy to raise, slaughter and process for meat.
In Oregon, the Portland Meat Collective has classes that teach people how to raise, slaughter and butcher their own rabbits.
There are a few benefits of rabbit meat over other kinds of industrially raised meat like chicken and cows.
Rabbits produce more meat for the amount of water and feed required compared to beef.
Another sustainable diet choice that has some benefits over other animal protein is insects.
There are reportedly 2 billion people around the world who have a steady diet containing insects.