Links for groups and information on rabbit farming and rabbit cruelty.
Anti Rabbit Farming
Four Paws http://www.fourpaws.org.uk/website/rabbits
Radical Rabbit http://radicalrabbit.org/index.html
Only One Solution: http://www.onlyonesolution.net/photo-gallery/rabbits/rabbits.php
Big Ears Animal Sanctuary http://www.bigearsanimalsanctuary.com/
Animals Australia http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/rabbit-rescue.php
Beauty Without Cruelty India http://www.bwcindia.org/Web/Awareness/Campaigns/BunnyRabbitMurder.html
Anti Rabbit Fur
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade http://www.caft.org.uk/ http://www.rabbitfur.org/
Choose Cruelty Free http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au/
RSPCA UK http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/farm/rabbits/farming
Compassion in World Farming http://www.ciwf.org.uk/
Rabbit Advocacy http://www.rabbitadvocacy.com/battery_bunnies.htm
Pro Farming Website
Witness the rabbit farming industry's total disregard for the lives of the rabbits:
"WARREN MARQUET: We can get a Flemish Giant cross rabbit to the weight that the processor wants them - round that 1.5 kilos or a little bit better - in 10 or 11 weeks, where most times it takes 12 weeks to take to get the New Zealand white. Not always, but most times it does. The Flemish Giant will get there a little bit quicker. And that saves you feed costs, you haven't got to feed them that extra couple of weeks."
"SEAN MURPHY: Another cost saving comes from only vaccinating their breeders from the calicivirus."
"WARREN MARQUET: The calici is the big danger. But if you vaccinate your does and your bucks and if you keep them more than 12 months, you give them a booster at 11 months and that keeps them going again. Once you vaccinate, you will get no calici in them. As I say, up to 7 weeks old, from 7 weeks till they go to market, you can get get a bit of calici in your younger rabbits and it's not viable to vaccinate them. As you see, there’s 800 to 1,000 rabbits there and at $3 a dose, it's not viable."
"ALAN CLARKE: That gives us approximately 780 extra growers to put through the abattoir every week. At $12 a rabbit, it's approximately $10,000 a week extra."
"KERRY STAIGHT: And in an industry where the margins are tight, these farmers rely on more than just the meat to make money. The livers are turned into pate, the heads are sold to crocodile farms as feed, and the blood is used to grow cells for pharmaceutical use. The aim here is zero waste, with big plans for the rabbit poo, too."
"NEIL GRIFFITHS, RABBIT RESEARCHER: Since rabbit farming has been legal in a lot of states in Australia, most of have gone broke and it's due to disease. Initially it was nutritional problems inducing disease; now it's straight out pathogens, or disease-causing organisms causing between 30 to 50 per cent mortality rate."
Rabbits classed as poultry in the USA: http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Practical/FactoryFarm/rabbits.pdf
Quotes from this website:
"According to the USDA’s own meat inspectors, some rabbits are fully conscious as they have meat hooks jabbed through their legs. Workers hang them up by “running a meat hook through a leg muscle” and “possibly through the bone.” Next, they decapitate the rabbits. Hung upside down, the rabbits have their heads slowly sawed off as they struggle and cry in pain. According to inspectors, workers “use a dull knife and have to keep using it over and over to decapitate the rabbit. The workers were having to try three or four times to remove the rabbit’s head. There were occasions where the knife slipped and the rabbit’s ears were cut off."