Michael Cox wrote:What disease are you talking about Tyler - i'm not aware of anything here in the UK. As a general rule though, if an animal looks sick it doesn't go for the pot.
S Carreg wrote:I haven't heard of that one in the UK, but I'm no expert. Around here lots of farmers shoot rabbits, either with a 22 or an air rifle if they want to eat them, or a shotgun if they just want to remove them for pest control reasons - most people shooting them to deal with the pest aspect do eat them though. Snares are illegal in the UK to the best of my knowledge, and most people feel they are inhumane so prefer not to use them anyway.I like eating rabbit but have no desire to get involved with raising them. At the moment we are not plagued with them, though neighbours are. They've eaten some of our hops and nibbled the fruit trees though so my partner is getting an air rifle and planning to go nighttime shooting with a lamp.
Michael Cox wrote:Alex - where are you in the world? I'm surprised that you have a closed season on them. Here in the UK they breed all year round.