Venezuela’s ‘Plan Rabbit’ encounters ‘cultural problem’

The president urged crisis-hit Venezuelans to breed rabbits and eat them as a source of animal protein.

  • The Butterfly

    So socialism rediscovers subsistence farming?

  • The Butterfly

    If only they hadn’t had such a terrible streak of bad luck!

  • mauser 98
  • Exile1981

    Ok I’m not defending Venezuela but here are so pro’s to rabbits for meat production.

    1) rabbit meat has twice the protein per weight as beef. IE a 6oz rabbit steak has as much protein as a 12oz beef steak. That 6 oz rabbit steak will provide all your protein needs for a heavy working person for a day.

    2) Rabbits take a much smaller foot print.

    3) A female rabbit takes 35 days to produce a litter of kits. Average litter size is 8, she weans them in 30 days. She should be allowed to rest for a week but can then be re-bred again. She can turn out 5-6 litters a year. So an average of 40 feeder rabbits a year.

    4) 30 days after weaning, a Kit will be about 4-5 lbs which equals about 2.5 lbs of meat. That means each kit is providing 6.5 man days of protein.

    5) A good female breeder will provide enough kits in a year to provide 260 man days of meat.

    6) A family of 4 could provide all their meat needs off of 6 breeding female rabbits.

    7) A shed of 8foot x 8 foot size could provide all the space needed to raise those rabbits.

    8) Rabbits will eat weeds. You can feed them dandelions, crab grass and other things people can’t eat.

    9) The organs from the bunnies can be fed to hogs.

    10) downside – rabbits have near zero fat in their meat. If your only source of meat is bunny you will get sick unless you have some fats in your diet as well.

    • & pellets are good fertilizer.

      Old time mountain trappers have starved from eating rabbit exclusively.

      • Exile1981

        Great fertilizer, they can be worked into the soil and don’t need to age like most other ones.

    • canminuteman

      But a rabbit is not all that appetizing. I’d have to be pretty hungry to eat one, although I suppose Venezuela has that covered.

      • Exile1981

        Your not preparing it correctly then. We make butter bunny, bunny pot pies and roast bunny regularily and all three are hits with the kids.

        • canminuteman

          The only ones I have ever eaten were wild ones I shot while hunting. Are you eating wild ones or domestic?

          • Exile1981

            I raise domestic ones. No hormones or weird crap, fed to them. Just weeds from our property.

            Every wild hare I’ve tasted in North America has been stringy and unpleasant or worm infested and uneatable.

    • You know so much about rabbits! (But I’d have to be as hungry as a Venezuelan to eat a bunny.)

      • Exile1981

        Because they’re cute? Or because you’ve had a bad experience?

        If it’s the 1st one i’ll let you handle a teenaged one (3 months). They are moody and unfriendly – unlike babies and adults. I harvest them at that age because I feel less sympathy for them.

  • simus1

    Bolshie Bullshit Commune seems to have missed a few important points. The price of oil has declined but the efforts of the ruling thieving marxists busy stealing everything in sight has markedly increased at a record pace.

    • JoKeR

      Soylent Green for all!

  • CaligulaJones

    Rabbits are apparently very versatile, as they can be shown to condemn capitalism AND socialism:

  • andycanuck

    It’s duck season!!!
    Shoot the duck!!!
    Shoot the duck!!!