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  • This Billboard for Rabbit Pizza Is Made from Dead Rabbits

    04/15/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15 | Olivia B. Waxman
    In the walk-up to Easter this weekend, New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza, known for its saucy marketing campaigns, has put up a billboard that has stirred controversy among animal rights activists because it is covered in rabbit pelts. Boasting the tagline “Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard,” the sign advertises a new pie with “smoked wild NZ rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot & horopito relish, cream cheese, rosemary & garnished with fresh spring onions.”
  • Sleeping Or Dead? Fate Of China's Yutu Moon Rover Uncertain

    02/12/2014 4:18:23 PM PST · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 12 February 2014 | Devin Coldewey
    Yutu entered a controlled hibernation mode despite mechanical problems on Jan. 24 to weather the 14-day lunar night cycle, but should have woken up days ago. China's mission control has yet to offer an official statement of failture, though it did report that Yutu did not wake up on schedule and was not responding to stimuli.
  • Yutu rover Suffers Significant Setback at Start of 2nd Lunar Night

    01/26/2014 6:22:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Ken Kremer on
    The six wheeled Yutu rover, which means ‘Jade Rabbit’, has “experienced a mechanical control abnormality” in a new report by China’s official government newspaper, The People’s Daily. ‘Jade Rabbit’ was traversing southwards from the landing site as the incident occurred just days ago – about six weeks into its planned 3 month moon roving expedition. However very few details have emerged or been released by the Chinese government about Yutu’s condition or fate.
  • Hopping mad: South African ministers furious to discover sculptors ...

    01/23/2014 5:05:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 22, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    who created Nelson Mandela memorial included a RABBIT inside his earA 30ft sculpture of Nelson Mandela has angered South African officials as the sculptors left a ‘signature’ on the artwork – a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears. The bronze memorial, which was unveiled outside the government complex in Pretoria, after Mandela’s funeral on December 16, is billed as the largest statue of the South African leader in the world. Officials demand that the miniature rabbit is to be removed from the statue, claiming it mocks Mandela and his life’s work. The department of arts and culture...
  • Watch him pull a USDA-mandated rabbit disaster plan out of his hat

    07/17/2013 8:15:56 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2013 | David A. Fahrenthold
    OZARK, Mo. — This summer, Marty the Magician got a letter from the U.S. government. It began with six ominous words: “Dear Members of Our Regulated Community . . .” Washington had questions about his rabbit. Again. Marty Hahne, 54, does magic shows for kids in southern Missouri. For his big finale, he pulls a rabbit out of a hat. Or out of a picnic basket. Or out of a tiny library, if he’s doing his routine about reading being magical. To do that, Hahne has an official U.S. government license. Not for the magic. For the rabbit. The Agriculture Department requires...
  • Hare-Brained: USDA Reportedly Orders Children's Magician to Produce 'Disaster Plan' for His…Rabbit

    06/30/2013 8:54:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/30/13 | Dave Urbanski
    After a children’s magician said he was harassed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture over a permit for the rabbit he used in his act a few years back, Marty Hahne probably figured it couldn’t get any more intrusive than that. USDA Reportedly Orders Childrens Magician to Produce Disaster Plan for His...Rabbit (Credit: Marty Hahne web site) Silly, Marty… Now the Ozark, Mo.-based illusionist is saying the trick’s allegedly on him, as he notes in an email to blogger, Bob McCarty (emphasis added): My USDA rabbit license requirement has taken another ridiculous twist. I just received an 8 page letter...
  • Giant rabbit thumps at burglars

    02/15/2013 7:05:36 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 15, 2013
    PLYMOUTH, England, - A woman in England says her family's pet rabbit apparently scared off a nighttime burglar. Kimberley May of Plymouth, England, said she and her family heard the rabbit, Toby, thump on the floor loudly five times in the early hours Thursday and they went downstairs a few hours later to find burglars had taken items including a WWI medal and gifts for her upcoming wedding , the Plymouth Herald reported Friday. "We think that when the rabbit thumped it scared the burglar off and they left all the stuff they were going to take," May said. "They...
  • It Looks Like Carter All Over Again

    10/09/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael Ledeen
    Back then, the symbol of a failed president was a big rabbit. Now, it’s a big bird. Machiavelli says that once a leader becomes an object of contempt, he’s doomed. Which is Obama’s current condition. Once you become the butt of jokes the aura of leadership is gone forever. I have real trouble imagining that Obama/Biden can undo this situation. If my political future hinged on the performance of Joe Biden, I’d be in despair. Hell, if my political future hinged on Obama’s performance sans teleprompter, I’d be looking for the foodstamp counter.
  • It Looks Like Carter All Over Again

    10/09/2012 4:05:24 PM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael Ledeen
    In the end, Carter lost to Reagan because he dithered too much, because he was just too feckless, because our enemies were running amok, and Carter was trying to make a deal with them instead of acting the way most of us thought a real American leader should act. Then, as now, the media were overwhelmingly behind the Democratic incumbent, but the real world overwhelmed them. Then, it was American hostages in Iran. Now, it is American dead in Libya. Then, it was a mob of Iranian “students” shrieking “death to America” in Tehran and taking over the American embassy...
  • Champis - den vallande kaninen

    02/07/2012 2:09:21 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 07, 2012 | swampsniper
    Champis, the sheep herding rabbit.
  • Hero rabbit saves owners from house fire in Alaska

    09/17/2011 4:43:01 PM PDT · by decimon · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2011 | Yereth Rosen. Editing by Dan Whitcomb
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A pet rabbit is being credited for saving its owners from a house fire in southeastern Alaska before it died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said on Friday. The rabbit woke up the homeowner early on Tuesday morning by scratching on her chest, the Ketchikan Fire Department said in a statement. The homeowner realized that the house was full of smoke, woke up her daughter and fled the house. > While there were no injuries to the mother or daughter, the rabbit was not so lucky. The animal succumbed to smoke inhalation and did not survive,...
  • China: Dog break-in scares 600 rabbits to death (beware of rural stray dogs)

    08/20/2011 8:28:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Asia One ^ | 08/18/11
    Dog break-in scares 600 rabbits to death China Daily/Asia News Network Thursday, Aug 18, 2011 CHINA - Three dogs broke into a rabbit farm in a village in Zhejiang province and scared 600 rabbits to death. Yan Fugen, owner of the farm in Haixin village, found about 1,000 rabbits had died after three dogs broke into the farm on Aug 7. He was surprised when he saw the nearly 600 rabbits that had died had no injuries on their bodies. Chen Dongxiang, an expert with the local animal husbandry bureau, said the deaths were the result of the animals' stress...
  • Obama dangerously close to a 'Killer Rabbit' moment

    08/20/2011 5:22:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 19, 2011 | John Kass
    Is President Barack Obama on the verge of being attacked by a bunny wabbit? Absolutely. All the signs suggest that Obama is in immediate danger of a rabbit attack. It would ruin what's left of his presidency. And it would horrify Democrats by ushering in, say, a President Bachmann. It might happen while he's on that ridiculous vacation of his. Obama is chilling at some exclusive multimillion-dollar estate on Martha's Vineyard, even as thousands more Americans hit the unemployment lines, and as Republicans like Michele Bachmann make wild-eyed, crazed claims about bringing back $2 per gallon gas. "I think...
  • Nuclear rabbit birth sparks mutant baby concern [Japan]

    06/07/2011 12:54:29 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    Joe.IE.com ^ | June 7th, 2011 | unknown
    Is this the beginning of a new wave of deformed animals which could take over the world? An earless bunny born Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the start of lots of strange goings-on in the land of the rising sn. Amateur footage posted on Youtube shows an earless mutant rabbit, and the person who made the video claims it was shot just outside the exclusion zone near Japan's crippled Fukushima plant. The development has given rise to fears that the nuclear radiation leak is worse than expected and human babies with mutations may be next on the list....
  • Chinese Year of the Rabbit Begins

    02/03/2011 9:54:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    accuweather.com/blogs ^ | 3 Feb 2011 | unattributed
    Chinese Year of the Rabbit officially comes today, or it already came Wednesday due to a 12-hour time difference between the U.S. and China. Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival according to the literal translation of its Chinese name, is the most significant holiday for more than one quarter of the world's population. It begins on the first day of the first month of the lunar - lunisolar more accurately - calendar, based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon by ancient Chinese astrologists. Though the exact date of Chinese...
  • Rabbit Caught Eating Christmas Lights

    12/18/2010 1:30:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    WWLP ^ | Friday, 17 Dec 2010
    Homeowner solves his holiday light mysteryA homeowner near Denver finally caught the grinch who has been damaging his light display for years. But the culprit ended up being a lot cuter than he expected. Barry Miller says for the past four or five years now his driveway lights had been cut in the same exact place. He thought maybe a neighbor had been pulling a prank on him. So he decided to hook up a surveillance camera and a motion detector to catch whoever was doing it. "I was so excited, cause they were cut in broad daylight. Then we...
  • Jimmy Carter Explains "Killer Rabbit"

    11/30/2010 2:42:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 2010-11-21
    At 537 pages, former President Jimmy Carter's latest book, "White House Diary," is full of behind-the-scenes accounts of his time in the Oval Office - but one incident goes without mention, and it involves a rabbit. In April of 1979, Carter used a paddle on his boat in Plains, Georgia to splash a rabbit and prevent it from swimming too close to his boat. Thirty-one years later, CNN's Howard Kurtz asked him about the ordeal. "I was fishing one afternoon...," Carter said on CNN's "Reliable Sources." "...and a rabbit was being chased by hounds... he jumped in the water and...
  • Man Suffocates in Rabbit Hole

    10/16/2010 3:21:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 10/15/2010
    A HUNTER died after squeezing his head into a rabbit hole and suffocating. Energy Kamuruko was out tracking with dogs when he noticed a rabbit dart into a tunnel near the village of Mandipaka in Nyanga. The 20-year-old peered inside but his head got stuck. His body was found the following day by a neighbour. A postmortem confirmed he died on Sunday of asphyxiation. It is the second hunting-related accidental death in recent months. In August, Tamsen Lucius, 36, impaled himself on his own spear while chasing wild pigs. Police said he had climbed a tree to try and get...
  • Vail Daily column: Where are the ptarmigan?

    09/02/2010 7:15:39 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 14 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | August 29, 2010 | Kim Langmaid
    A couple of weeks ago, I came home to a distressed message on my answering machine. The voice on the other end exclaimed, “Kim! Where are the white-tailed ptarmigan?!” The distraught messenger is a friend of mine, someone who I consider one of the most knowledgeable and active birders in the Eagle Valley area. She went on to say that during her alpine hikes this summer she's seen plenty of pika but she hasn't seen a single ptarmigan and she wanted me to join her on a mission to find some.
  • Surrey woman charged after dog kills pet in Tatsfield

    08/25/2010 6:26:56 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | August 25, 2010
    A woman has been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a dog killed a pet rabbit in Surrey.
  • 'Rabbit-fearing' German teacher loses case against pupil

    07/20/2010 1:34:19 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies · 2+ views
    AFP ^ | July 20 2010 | AFP
    BERLIN — A German court on Tuesday threw out the case of a schoolteacher against a pupil who had allegedly been tormenting her by scrawling pictures of rabbits on the blackboard. The court in Vechta, northern Germany declined to hear the complaint of the teacher, who was seeking an injunction against the 16-year-old girl to stop her from making the drawings or claiming the plaintiff had a paralysing fear of rabbits. "The plaintiff now has a month to appeal the verdict," the court's chief judge Mechthild Beckermann said, declining to elaborate. Witnesses had told the judge that the teacher ran...
  • Cellphone use could harm your sex life - if you're a buck rabbit

    06/08/2010 6:20:17 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 7 replies · 35+ views
    IT Wire ^ | June 8, 2010 | Stuart Corner
    Researchers have attempted to study the affect of prolonged cellphone radiation on the sexual behaviour of male rabbits, and have concluded that there could be some harmful effects. In the research, the results of which have been published in International Journal of Impotence Research, the researchers divided a group of 18 male rabbits into three groups of six. One of which was exposed to radiation from mobile phones on standby (ie no calls were sent or received) operating at 800MHz for eight hours per day for 12 weeks; one group had phones that were switched off; and the third group...
  • Jimmy Carter Vs. Killer Rabbit

    06/07/2010 11:04:37 PM PDT · by JSteff · 3 replies · 32+ views
    You Tube ^ | January 03, 2010 | goldmananimation on You Tube
    Just a funny I remembered and looked up. Thought others may want to see... did a search of rabbit and carter and did not find anything... enjoy
  • Oregon's New Breed of Rabbit Farmer - Northwest independents try to keep up with demand

    05/17/2010 9:27:28 AM PDT · by anymouse · 30 replies · 725+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 11, 2010
    I used to wrinkle my nose at the thought of eating rabbit. How could I eat the grade school classroom pet? Some vile rabbit patties I sampled as an exchange student in France only confirmed my aversion, and the meat stayed off my radar for several years -- until a menu at Portland's Simpatica Dining Hall compelled me to try it again. There, a toothsome rabbit sugo (or ragu), flecked with fennel pollen and spooned over fresh-cut pappardelle, proved so revelatory I vowed to try cooking rabbit at home. Fortunately, thanks to Oregon's handful of far-flung rabbit breeders, I wouldn't...
  • The rabbit whisperer: Cliff's gentle touch leaves boisterous bunnies flat on their back in a trance

    04/15/2010 2:47:52 PM PDT · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,312+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 14, 2010 | Luke Salkeld
    A few words from Cliff Penrose, and even the most badly-behaved bunny is like putty in his hands. For he is Britain's only rabbit whisperer, a master of the little-known art of hopnosis. His technique is guaranteed to place the patient in a trance, lying flat on its back with its paws in the air for up to ten minutes at a time.     I feel all floppy: Cliff Penrose lulls a bunny into a trance-like state, its legs in the air   Out for the count: Tammy after a stroke from Mr Penrose    Mr Penrose, a 60-year-old grandfather,...
  • Beware of the Beaster Bunny: World's biggest rabbit is 4ft 3in and weighs more than boy of five

    04/05/2010 7:02:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies · 2,301+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2010 | Fay Schlesinger
    At 4ft 3in from nose to tail, Darius the Continental Giant has been crowned the world's biggest rabbit. And he's still growing. Darius, pictured with six-year-old Georgia Hadley, is only just over 12 months old and breeder Annette Edwards expects him to keep adding to his 3st 7lb bulk for at least another six months. That's good news for her greengrocer in Worcester because he already eats 12 carrots, six apples and two cabbages a day.
  • World's biggest rabbit is 4ft 3in and weighs more than boy of five

    04/04/2010 6:42:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 3,631+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 4, 2010 | Fay Schlesinger
    At 4ft 3in from nose to tail, Darius the Continental Giant has been crowned the world's biggest rabbit. And he's still growing. Darius, pictured with six-year-old Georgia Hadley, is only just over 12 months old and breeder Annette Edwards expects him to keep adding to his 3st 7lb bulk for at least another six months. That's good news for her greengrocer in Worcester because he already eats 12 carrots, six apples and two cabbages a day. Thanks to his huge appetite, he has stolen the title from Alice, who also weighs 3st 7lb but at 3ft 3in is a foot...
  • Rabbit Costume Helps Cops Nail Traffic Violators

    04/04/2010 7:49:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 552+ views
    npr ^ | April 2, 2010 | MARY LOUISE KELLY
    When a giant rabbit was spotted walking the city streets of Glendale, California, people might have thought Easter had come early. But this bunny was not delivering eggs. Instead, he was handing out tickets. The creature, it turns out, was a police officer in a rabbit costume. The outfit was part of a sting operation targeting drivers who failed to yield at crosswalks, not to bunnies, but pedestrians.
  • LB City College attempts to control overgrown rabbit population

    03/26/2010 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 12 replies · 5,095+ views
    Everything Long Beach ^ | 3/26/2010 | Editor
    Historically, there is a surge in the number of rabbits abandoned at Long BeachCityCollege’s (LBCC) Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) each Easter season. Hundreds of domesticated rabbits have been abandoned on campus in recent years which has created a host of problems, especially for the rabbits who have been released into the wild when they should be cared for as pets. “People are under the false impression that LBCC is a safe haven for rabbits so they tend to drop them off when they are no longer wanted as family pets,” said Jacque Olson, a LBCC employee who has provided care...
  • The Easter Bunny Must Die

    03/25/2010 9:15:07 AM PDT · by marcbold · 32 replies · 626+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 3-25-10 | Patrick Archbold
    Among the peeves I keep as pets, chief is my loathing of the Easter Bunny. There are many reasons to hate the Bunny. I will get into why in particular the Bunny, but first to some other pressing business. Why is it that religious holidays require mascots to make them palatable to secularists who otherwise wouldn’t give a fig about the celebration? While some mascots are cool in their own right, most add nothing and typically detract from the holiday’s expressed purpose. Take the leprechaun. Actually, don’t take the leprechaun. I am pretty sure that taking a leprechaun is bad...
  • Don’t Tell the Kids (rabbit meat taking off?)

    03/03/2010 4:01:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 94 replies · 1,483+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/03/10 | KIM SEVERSON
    March 3, 2010 Don’t Tell the Kids By KIM SEVERSON /snip It didn’t seem so easy at the rabbit-killing seminar held in a parking lot behind Roberta’s restaurant in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn in November. The idea was to place the rabbit on its belly on straw-covered asphalt, press a broomstick across the back of its neck and swiftly yank up the rear legs. Done right, it’s a quiet and quick end. But it takes a little skill and a lot of fortitude, which some of the novices lacked. /snip American rabbit is typically raised on smaller farms, not...
  • World's Biggest Bunny?

    02/21/2010 9:46:50 AM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies · 1,544+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 19, 2010
    (CBS) Ralph the rabbit seems to be the stuff of fairy tales: Once upon a time, there lived a rabbit named Ralph. He lived in England. But he wasn't any ordinary rabbit... But this rabbit isn't the stuff of Peter Cottontail. Ralph the rabbit would likely frighten Peter by his immense size. Ralph weighs in at 42 pounds and is about two feet long -- bigger than most 3-year-old kids. And he's still growing, eating about four pounds of food a day. One could claim Ralph's the biggest bunny ever. However, it can't be officially verified because the Guinness Book...
  • Australia: Killer rabbits attack snakes (table has been turned)

    09/16/2009 7:44:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies · 3,564+ views
    Cairns Post (Australia) ^ | 09/15/09 | Sean Muir,
    Killer rabbits attack snakes Sean Muir, TablelanderTuesday, September 15, 2009© The Cairns Post  A PAIR of rabid rabbits has been caught killing a series of snakes near Cairns.For three weeks Armando Del Manso believed his dog was responsible for the dead snakes showing up with teeth marks all over them on his East Barron property’s lawn each morning.But it turns out it was a pair of rampaging rabbits killing the snakes.Pictures: Cairns snakesThe 42-year-old boilermaker first made the discovery Tuesday night when he spotted the two wild rabbits attacking a king brown snake.“The snake was raised up in the air in...
  • Mega-bunny is 3ft 3in

    09/12/2009 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies · 2,182+ views
    The Sun ^ | Sept. 12, 2009 | CAROLINE IGGULDEN
    THE daughter of the world's biggest rabbit has hopped off with the title herself - after her huge mum died of stage fright. Burly bunny Alice is in the new Guinness World Records book four months after her 2ft 8in mother Amy dropped dead after filming a TV show. And proud owner Annette Edwards, 56, revealed 18-month-old Alice is even BIGGER - at 3ft 3in. She said at her home in Worcester: "I'm sure Amy will be looking down proudly. I was devastated when I lost her - so it's nice the story has a happy ending."
  • Oregon woman obsessed with rabbits arrested again

    06/18/2009 9:07:16 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 11 replies · 607+ views
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Washington County's "Bunny Lady" is back in the hutch after violating a court order banning her from owning animals for five years. Miriam Sakewitz, 47, was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in the Portland suburb of Tigard after an employee reported finding rabbits hopping around in her room. Problems for Sakewitz started in October 2006 when police in Hillsboro, about 15 miles west of Portland, found and confiscated nearly 250 rabbits in her home, including about 100 dead ones in freezers and refrigerators.
  • Conservative Rabbits

    05/14/2009 5:16:35 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies · 767+ views
    SELF | May 14,2009 | swampsniper
    This is not a wimpy cottontail, this is a Swamp Rabbit, Sylvilagus aquaticus, the breed now famous for attacking Jimmy Carter. They swim like a fish, run like a deer, and don't put up with any liberal baloney! They can drive a pack of rabbit hounds crazy. This one is pregnant.
  • Jack rabbits attack walkers in Sonoma County; man bitten, woman forced to evade jack rabbit

    03/29/2002 8:56:31 PM PST · by vikingchick · 115 replies · 882+ views
    kpix.com ^ | 3/29/02 | NA
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) Sonoma County musician Doug Bowes will remember this Easter season as the one where he happened upon the Easter Bunny, and it attacked him. Bowes was walking near his home at about 11 a.m. Wednesday when the attack occurred. A small, gray jack rabbit bounded toward him from a nearby fence. ``I thought, 'Gosh, this is somebody's pet,' '' Bowes said. He put his hand down in a friendly gesture and the bunny lunged and bit him. Bowes began to walk home, nursing a sore hand with broken skin, but the rabbit followed him. A short...
  • Giant rabbits to return to Spanish menus

    02/16/2009 12:58:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies · 2,372+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 16 Feb 2009 | Fiona Govan in Madrid
    Giant rabbits to return to Spanish menus Spaniards will soon be enjoying a diet of giant rabbit under plans to reintroduce the rare breed for human consumption. By Fiona Govan in Madrid The Valencia Agricultural Research Institute has launched a breeding programme of the rare Valenciano rabbit and predicts that it could be on supermarket shelves within three years. It is hoped that the animals, which can grow as big as a lamb and produce 7kgs (15lbs) of meat, will prove popular as a healthy and cheap alternative to red meat. The Valenciano breed was established in 1912 when farmers...
  • Sumatran Striped Rabbit

    11/12/2008 4:03:42 AM PST · by Revski · 30 replies · 512+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/12/08 | Revski
    The Sumatran Striped Rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri), also known as the Sumatra Short-eared Rabbit or Sumatran Rabbit, is a rabbit found only in forest in the Barisan Mountains in western Sumatra, Indonesia. It is listed as a critically endangered species — its rarity may be due to deforestation and habitat loss.
  • Mom: Book on bunny suicides is not funny

    10/24/2008 7:01:56 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 46 replies · 15,221+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 21, 2008
    HALSEY, Ore. One way or another, a Halsey woman promises to keep a popular cartoon book out of the Central Linn High School library.
  • Heron catches rabbit: Dramatic photos

    09/30/2008 8:49:23 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 48 replies · 1,556+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 29, 2008
    Enjoying a leisurely wade in the waters of the Dutch undergrowth this grey heron decided to go in search of lunch when he came across this unsuspecting black rabbit. Undeterred by its size, the grey heron, the largest bird of its kind in Europe, swooped down and gobbled the rabbit up in one mouthful, as these pictures show.
  • Germany: Serial rabbit killer uses Google maps to find victims(Google Earth used?)

    07/10/2008 1:26:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 631+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/10/08 | Roger Boyes
    Serial rabbit killer uses Google maps to find victims German police are concerned that the person killing rabbits may go on to kill human beings Roger Boyes in Berlin The roll call of victims is growing longer by the day. They have names like Rocco, Fussel, Marianne and Fluffy — and a five-man police unit has a file on each and every one. The so-called “bunny murders” — 40 domestic rabbits killed at night in their hutches, heads and sometimes paws sliced off, their bodies drained of blood — is stunning communities across western Germany. “Nobody knows where the killer...
  • Rabbits run riot in the French countryside

    04/22/2008 6:46:08 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 35 replies · 207+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 21, 2008 | Adam Sage
    A plague of rabbits is devastating crops and community relations in France, where lawsuits are flying as farmers, hunters and landowners blame each other for failing to keep the population in check. Amid mounting anger and destruction on a scale unknown for 30 years, cereal farmers are being advised to sue neighbours who allow wild rabbits to proliferate. In one case that sparked controversy this month, a hunter was ordered to pay €1,439 (£1,134) in damages to two farmers after a court ruled that he had not shot enough rabbits in his woods. French internet sites are full of similar...
  • Meet Amy: 'the UK's largest rabbit' (world's biggest)

    03/27/2008 1:18:19 AM PDT · by propertius · 70 replies · 26,728+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 26th March | Sophie Borland
    At 4ft long and weighing three-and-a-half stone, Amy the rabbit is so big she has to sleep in a dog kennel. Her owners claim the three-year-old doe, from the Continental Giant breed, is the largest rabbit in the world after she outgrew her mate Roberto, who took the title in 2004. The Guinness Book of World Records stopped handing out awards to large animals in that year for fear it would encourage owners to overfeed their pets. But Annette Edwards, who owns the rabbits, said she had not heard of a rabbit beating Roberto's record therefore as Amy is larger...
  • My Bunny Pancake

    03/08/2008 6:45:17 PM PST · by Revski · 60 replies · 2,020+ views
    This bunny is named Pancake, likes to fall the sleep listening to the hymn, Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior. This is a very peaceful arrangement of a pet rabbit that is adorable. Revski
  • Sweet Dreams

    03/07/2008 4:31:00 AM PST · by Revski · 71+ views
    This bunny is called Sweet Dreams and with a soft hymn called, “Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior” and her pancake-nightcap goes to sleep. Revski
  • N. Korea, Rabbit Meat Popular, Becoming 'Another Sweet Meat'

    01/20/2008 6:38:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies · 3,193+ views
    /begin my translation N. Korea, Rabbit Meat Popular, Becoming 'Another Sweet Meat' Yonhap News "Rabbit meat, unlike sweet meat(translator's note:sweet meat = dog meat), causes no heartburn afterwards, great for your health." Restaurant districts in Pyongyang are featuring rabbit dishes, and attracting customers, advertising it as 'another sweet meat,' spurred by the recent official drive to raise rabbits for food. Chosun Shinbo, the official newspaper of General Association of Koreans in Japan(pro-North front organization,) reported on Jan. 20, "Among Pyongyang's restaurants, there are quite a few service units which provide various rabbit dishes. These days rabbit stew is as...
  • Tots' Bunny Nabbed In Circus Protest (Preschool Pet Rabbit Stolen; Anti-Circus Fliers Left In Cage)

    09/25/2007 10:40:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies · 127+ views
    CBS News/AP ^ | September 25, 2007
    (AP) A pet rabbit named Sugar Bunny was stolen from a preschool and fliers protesting circus animal acts were left in its empty cage. The preschool's children gathered in a circle Monday to remember Sugar Bunny. "We talked about how some people have different ideas about animals," said teacher Lori Peters. "Some people don't think they should be in cages." Sugar Bunny vanished from the Community Building Children's Center on Saturday, teachers said. "Somebody stoled him," 5-year-old Zion told The Spokesman-Review, which gave only the first names of him and other children in a report on the heist. "I'm sad."...
  • Endangered Rabbits Returned to Wild, Quickly Eaten

    04/12/2007 6:06:40 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 29 replies · 631+ views
    FOX News ^ | April 12, 2007
    EPHRATA, Wash. — Most of a group of 20 endangered rabbits that were reintroduced to the wild with great fanfare last month have been killed by predators, state officials said. Only four of the rabbits released on March 13 remained at the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area as of Tuesday, said David Hays, pygmy rabbit coordinator for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Hays said two males were removed earlier this month and will be returned at the end of April. The other 14 rabbits are believed to have fallen victim to predators, mainly coyotes, but also hawks and owls,...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong Il ate my rabbits for his birthday

    04/06/2007 10:24:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 976+ views
    The Times ^ | 04/05/07 | David Crossland
    April 5, 2007 Kim Jong Il ate my rabbits for his birthday David Crossland in Berlin The offspring of the 12 giant rabbits were supposed to help to feed starving North Koreans. Now doubts about their fate have brought an abrupt halt to one of the more unlikely hunger-alleviating projects. Karl Szmolinsky sold the rabbits to Pyongyang so that they could be used to set up a breeding programme to boost meat production in the Hermit Kingdom. However, amid concerns that they have been eaten by the country’s leaders, Mr Szmolinsky will not be sending any more. The 68-year-old breeder...