Pet Food Containing “Rabbit” To Be Banned Because Farmed Rabbits are Ill-treated?

This is a very short note to which I’ll add some detail later if possible. Corrections will also, no doubt, be made. I am trying to get a head start on news concerning companion animals.

I have heard that pet food containing “rabbit” is to banned or there are proposals that it be banned (or am I wrong on that?) because the source of the rabbit content in the food is ill-treated rabbits — presumably rabbits crammed into small areas on farms in the UK. I believe this relates to the UK but no doubt the abuse of rabbits occurs elsewhere (think China and you won’t be far wrong).

I have searched the internet for details on this without success at the moment. Can anyone flesh this out?

2 thoughts on “Pet Food Containing “Rabbit” To Be Banned Because Farmed Rabbits are Ill-treated?”

  1. Turns out rabbit meat is so lean that if a person ate it exclusively they could develop something called “fat-hunger” also known as “rabbit starvation.”

    In addition, participating laboratories analyzed improperly cooked and prepared pet food for harmful bacteria, including Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. In past projects, CVM had monitored dog and cat food for the presence of Salmonella. But before this study, the center “had not investigated the occurrence of Listeria in pet food .
    — Dr. Reimschuessel noted that “quite a large percentage of the foods for pets we tested were positive for the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.”
    (Pathogens are disease-causing germs, like some bacteria. Not all bacteria are harmful pathogens, though, and rabbit meat does provide a source of protein.

    Eva_research notes


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