- It is the European Rabbit - Oryctolagus Cuniculus ( no mate - that's 'cunnilingus'). The European is the only species that has been domesticated out of eight different genera but I was wrong again here about thinking that they were native British - as they were brought into England by the conquering Roman Legions in A.D. 43 - who must have caught and ate them in their native Spain and Portugal.
- where did that rabbit go?
To this day rabbit meat is popular in UK and is sold alongside game animals in quality butchers shops - but here in NZ they tend to be regarded as vermin and - the wild killed bunnies are illegal to sell - and imported Chinese rabbit seems to not be around any more.
UK Butchers Shop.
- Up where I live you don't see very many wild rabbits about despite it being all sheep/cattle paddocks - the 'Rabbit Control Boards' must be doing a great job.
.. So it's a do it yourself food here - despite it being a healthier organic low fat meat than all others - including chicken. - In fact anyone thinking about the salmonella diseased (deceased) anti-biotic fed meat chickens that are factory shed raised would be better advised to go vegan (or shoot a rabbit) for tea.
K F R for 'take-away' tea - yum.
- Take that 22 rifle or 'shottie' for a walk - doubly healthy exercise, improve your diet and do the farmer a favour too.