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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RESCUE EFFORTS FOR SHELTERS > HAS ANYONE RESUED A MEAT RABBIT
Last Post by LongEaredLions at 9/22/2016 10:44 PM (38 Replies)
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User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/13/2015 4:25 PM
Hello everyone,

I have only been on this forum for about a month but I am enjoying my time here reading about  everyones bunnies..

I adopted my bunny Billy from a breeder who bred rabbits to be eaten *MEAT RABBITS*

He is a Giant Flemish and was 10 weeks old when I got him. He is soo cute and super friendly.

I have never had a Flemish before so I am looking forward to see how big he gets.

My 5 year old daughter picked him out of a litter of about 8 bunnies who were all cramped in a tiny cage awaiting their fate.

As where older litters and new born litters all waiting to be sold for food and probably their fur.

I would of loved to have taken all of them, but i'm extremely happy with giving Billy a new free range life.

When the lady handed me our bunny she said to the rabbit, your a lucky bunny.

Billy Bunny is now 16 weeks old and hes very spoilt. He loves to be patted and held. Loves free ranging running around our enclosed backyard. Where he helps himself to the vegie garden and he binkies non stop. Its like having a puppy, he follows you around and if you go outside and call him he comes running.

I have a thread on here called Watching Baby Billy Grow if anyone is interested in watching him grow.

Has anyone taken in a Meat Rabbit as their own pet or maybe helped rehome one or maybe you are a Flemish owner.. I would love to hear your story..

Thanks for reading..

Have attached some photos below..


User is Offline Annmaree
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9/13/2015 4:29 PM

User is Offline LongEaredLions
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9/13/2015 4:40 PM
He is so handsome! Lucky bunny indeed!
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User is Offline redbunbun
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9/13/2015 9:45 PM
Both my rabbits Sukka (French lop) and Tossu (New Zealand Red) are also from meat rabbit breeders... though I don't particularly want to call them "rescued" in this sense, as both breeders were very responsible and humane in their treatment of their rabbits, nothing like the awful conditions you're describing! Neither of my bunbuns would have suffered with their breeders, though their lives would have been much shorter and Sukka's medical issues may have caused her some problems in the long run.

User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/13/2015 10:17 PM
Your bunnies are very sweet, I especially like the red, it's a nice colour..
I think all breeders have different ways they breed and look after their bunnies. Whether they are meat rabbits or bred for pets. My meat rabbit came from small cramped cages, they don't get handled, only time this happens is when they are moved from cage to cage. This is the first time I have seen breeding of meat rabbits, so I must admit I was a bit shocked when I walked into the shed. But I suppose this is farming.. Same thing happens to cows, chickens etc.. It's just hard to see them as food when your a bunny lover

User is Offline Boing
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9/14/2015 5:31 PM
The humane society thinks that Cincinnati escaped from such an operation. Does that count? He was found as a stray.

I love your bunny's ears!

User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/16/2015 3:38 PM
Thanks Boing, he does have pretty big ears lol. Do you have another photo of Cincinnati, would love to see a close up photo of him

User is Offline Sarita
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9/18/2015 2:52 AM
He's very pretty. I think a rabbit is a rabbit....I don't think there is anything different from a meat rabbit or any other rabbits other than perhaps they are initially bred for nefarious reasons.

User is Offline bahar
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9/18/2015 12:35 PM
I loveee the fourth photo...love the way he is moving...so cute...

User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/18/2015 8:47 PM
Yes a rabbit is a rabbit....... Billy was bred to be eaten..... Now he is running free in our backyard.... And such a special boy........

User is Offline BunLuv
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9/18/2015 8:53 PM
He is adorable !

Running free in the backyard ?

User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/18/2015 9:32 PM
Yes we have a very secure backyard where Billy runs free during the day..

User is Offline Boing
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9/20/2015 5:48 PM
@Annmaree - there is a close-up photo of Cincinnati in the September pictures thread. It's the only clear one I've ever gotten. He's hard to photograph!

User is Offline vanessa
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9/20/2015 6:18 PM
My first 3 bunnies were bred for meat. Guinevere, Morgana, and Merlin. After Merlin went to Rainbow Bridge, I adopted Lancelot from the humane society. Merlin was just plain awesome. Morgana was very skittish. Still the shy-est of the lot. Guin can be quite grumpy, but she is super sweet and extremely snuggly. She and Merlin were the snugliet pair of bunnies I have ever seen. Lancelot is a sweet character himself. He demands his petting from me.

User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/20/2015 6:26 PM
Hi Vanessa, what breed where your meat bunnies.. Is that them in your avatar.. Mine was a Flemish and he has the most sweetest layed back nature I have ever seen in a bunny. I have owned smaller bunnies before and they have been soo sweet too, but nothing compared to a Flemish, completely different..

User is Offline Annmaree
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9/20/2015 6:39 PM
Just found the thread.. Very cute, thanks Boing..........

User is Offline vanessa
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9/20/2015 7:04 PM
Yip, thats them in the avatar. Guin is a white california/new zealand mix. Merlin was a red new zealand. Morgana is a california/rex mix. They told me they were experimenting with that combination. I guess they bred her for a large fur rabbit. Lancelot who I adopted is a lop. I've never had a flemish giant. But 4 bunnies is enough...

User is Offline Jadeo09
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9/21/2015 7:28 PM
Heart breaking topic.
Lucky isn't a word of give to an animal being given the right to live I'd call it normal. It's the other ones that aren't lucky but deprived.
There is no humane way to murder anything.
Nice to hear some are saved

User is Offline Annmaree
Australia
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9/21/2015 8:00 PM

Yes i'm so grateful I got to give one a great home, but left so many behind..


User is Offline Jadeo09
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9/23/2015 6:45 AM
It's the world that's wrong not you you can't save them all if you did all your rabbits would suffer because you couldn't afford them all.
I could have gone near and left them though. So I understand your pain.
I suppose if you had lots of money you could have bought them all nd dropped them off at an animal shelter at least hey would have a more humane end and wouldn't be cut up and eaten.
I wish I didn't live on the same planet as the monsters we call humans .not all at bad though.
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