Back in the 1940s and 1950s rabbit meat was as common for dinner as chicken is today. It is the meat they got many people and their children through the lean times of the Depression. They lost their popularity after Big AGRA, who wanted to get maximum profits with the cheapest bottom line using the government endorse chemicals and handouts. Because of this rabbits didn’t make sense. So why even eat rabbit meat now? Below you will find a few reasons why you should consider adding rabbit meat to your diet. Raise some rabbits in your lots, yards, or pastures. Become closer to your food supply know what you eat!

1. It is one of the best white meats available on the market today.

2. The meat has a high percentage of easily digestible protein.

3. It contains the least amount of fat among all the other available meets.

4. Rabbit meat contains less calorie value than other meats.

5. Rabbit meat is almost cholesterol free and therefore heart patient friendly.

6. The sodium content of rabbit meat is comparatively less than other meats.

7. The calcium and phosphorus contents of this meat or more than any other meats.

8. The ratio of me to bone is high meaning there is more edible meat on the carcass than even a chicken.

9. Rabbit meat with the many health benefits does not have a strong flavor and is comparable to chicken but not identical.

10. Rabbits are one of the most productive domestic livestock animal there is. Rabbits can produce 6 pounds of meat on the same feed and water as the cow will produce 1 pound of meat on the same feed and water.

So as you can see there are many health benefits to eating rabbit meat. It is healthy for you and cheap to produce. Why not try to incorporate some rabbit meat into your diet today! Try it you’ll like it! Use rabbit as a replacment for chicken in any chicken recipe. Check out our tested recipes on our Rabbit Recipe Page we add new ones all the time! Know what you eat screw the big AGRA and GROW YOUR OWN!


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  1. Matthew from Gooseneck, Ga


  2. Backwoods Engineer

    I heard you on “The Survival Podcast”. You seem very knowledgeable. Thank you for being Jack’s guest. I would encourage you to take part in the TSP community, post on Jack’s blog, maybe become part of his “Expert Panel.”

  3. I really liked the 10 health reasons of rabbit meat thanks to all those that put this together I am surely going to try this 1 out.

  4. Rabbit meat is indeed yummy! Be sure to eat your vegies too though. According to QI [TV show], people have actually died from trying to exist on a diet of pure rabbit meat … Not something I’d expect anyone in the modern age to try though

    • The rabbit starvation diet, as it is know has only been documented once. They were eating rabbits that were starving, so starving people eating starving rabbits means no nutrition. I talked about this on the survival podcast with Jack. Give it a listen it si on the side of the web-page in the podcast section.

  5. Two more: There will be fewer rabbits eating your garden produce. They don’t produce methane like cows.

  6. We raise rabbit’s for the meat and pelts and wouldn’t have it any other way. Since we have started (almost a year now) we have opened the eye’s of many people. It’s so great to feed people and have them ask what it is and tell them rabbit. Surprising more people then not eat more. 🙂

  7. I do love rabbit and eat it when I can get my hands on it. However, it is very lean which means you shouldn’t just eat it plain. There should be a sauce with vegetables with it. I have been studying the low fat and cholesterol issues for some 20 years now and there is no grounds whatsoever for anyone to eat low fat. For health reasons it would be better to make sure you get enough fats to prevent deficiencies. Rabbit starvation is also called fat hunger and has been described by several writers when they observed it. Check Wikipedia.
    Rabbit starvation was something native Americans knew well and tried to prevent at all cost. The point with it is that the amount of protein to fat is out of balance for humans and causes health problems in the long run. This does not mean rabbit isn’t good food. It means it has to be prepared properly.

  8. Please tell me more about cleaning or disinfecting a Rabbitry infested with mites, an area of 20 meters by 30 meters! With 150 rabbits on free range.! The rabbits are also infected as they show signs of scratching and having cake like substance from the ears. The question is how to treat the rabbits and the whole area.

    Thank you in advance.!
    Oliver’s Rabbitry
    Oliver Lelanda

  9. Been raising rabbits about six months now.
    It was hard at first to kill them, even though its an immediate death, pellet to the brain.
    Now that I’m over that, its not bad. The meat is excellent! Consistency of pork flavor of white meat chicken.
    Best when Harvested at 3-4 months, debone, roll up and wrapped in bacon, and cooked at 350 deg. for 50 min,. This also adds needed fat to the meat.
    My daughter likes it fried like chicken. My neighbors are getting into it, and I’m having a hard time not selling them.
    I went from 8 to 72 rabbits in six months,( I had to wait for my does to become old enough, could have done it in 4 starting with 5 month old does) rotating breeding it will provide about 20 rabbits a month for food or canning.
    Rice and beans will keep you alive indefinitely, add a rabbit and sweeten the pot.

  10. 1. Thanks Richard for the cooking tip!
    2. Oliver, is it possible to DE on them and the area? I don’t know, just wondering myself.

    I can’t wait to start raising meat rabbits again. Soon. So very soon. 🙂

  11. I love rabbit just can’t seem to buy locally

  12. how does one cook a rabbit

  13. I had heard Rabbits could only be killed and eaten certain times of the year due to a parasite, possibly in their brain?? I realize that might be totally untrue, but I had no one else to ask. What type Rabbits are you growing or can they be harvested from the wild with little or no difference? Thanks.

  14. LoriAnn…………………….Old folk used to say that rabbits were OK to eat any time the pine boughs are green.

  15. when we raised rabbits when I was a boy, we had about 12 cages 8ftx3ft with an average of 8-10 per cage (I think), with plastic under them sloped to a 5 gallon bucket. easy to clean, went straight to garden. hose it out twice a week, scrub cage with mild solution of pine sol if I remember correctly (I was like 13-16 at the time). when rabbits got ear mites, we’d use something called Camfo-phenique. seemed to do a good job on mite issues. never had problems with parasites being domestic. wild animals (squirrels, deer, rabbits….) you have to worry about that… cold weather usually kills them off for the wild ones…

    I’m in my 40’s now, and never had issue from eating domestic rabbit 🙂

  16. Reblogged this on The Ashwood Farmhouse and commented:
    This is part of the reason why I raise rabbits. Just had to share this information.

  17. My grandma got our whole family into eating rabbit about 5 years ago. I was 12 when she had me try rabbit for the first time and was terrified to. But as soon as i did i couldnt get enough. Now we have our own rabbitry and are hoping to get more customers to buy our rabbits.

  18. Thanks for educating us about rabbits.I have liked them more after knowing what am eating.

  19. Hi 👋🏻 I shot my first wild rabbit today, a clean head shot with a fully silenced .22 as to not worry other life stock while out shooting pigeon, I am currently trying to eat only fully organic and local produced veg and shoot my own meat 🍖 hunter gatherer style, feel much healthy for it I don’t want myself or my kids to loose the knowledge from the old school should they ever need to survive and become desensitised to what meet atualy is, my 13 year old saw a half cooked chicken breast and threw a fit “how disgusting” after normally only seeing the finished article, that’s no reality ! Cheers for the info !

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