Wednesday, 21 October 2015

AND WE'RE CUTER, TOO...



There's no denying the truth of that.  Good point indeed.

16 comments:

DeadSpiderEye said...

Rabbits! They're so adorable and fluffy, they're fantastic in a stew too.

Kid said...

Not if there's no chips. Chips with everything!

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Calvin and Hobbes is (imho) the best humour newspaper strip (probably the best of any comic strip) ever , funny, cute and clever - comics done right - great stuff

Kid said...

I'm tempted to agree, McS - along with Hagar the Horrible and The Wizard of Id.

Colin Jones said...

DSE's comment reminds me that I read somewhere that in 1950 British people ate four times as much rabbit as beef - I think a lot of people wouldn't be able to eat rabbit nowadays, it would be like eating dogs. I mean, you can't eat a cute and cuddly bunny-wunny !!

Kid said...

We'd probably both be surprised to learn just how many people still shoot rabbits and eat them, CJ - especially out in the country.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Rabbits are like free food if you're in a position to get 'em, they don't shoot so many for food because you can't sell 'em on the market now, they mostly get gassed and incinerated.

Kid said...

Poor things. No doubt farmers still shoot them for food for themselves.

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Intersting fact about rabbit meat - if you only ate that nothing else not even a potato you would eventually "starve" to death - the meat is so lean and so high in protein that it would kill you (your liver and kidneys cant process the high protein amount and shut down)we need fat to live - seemingly it happened years ago ship wrecked sailors were all found dead even although they gorged on rabbit meat ... ok I'll get me coat!

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

maybe I over egged the fact that was "interesting"

DeadSpiderEye said...

The trouble with shooting as a means of control is it takes too much time, there are lot less shooters equipped to hunt rabbits, around here anyway, and farmers are too busy to take out all their rabbits with their shotgun. Ferreting used to be quite common but it's dying out, all that country stuff gets bad press, so they fall back on Mr. exterminator with his Zyklon B or whatever he uses.

Kid said...

Eggs with rabbit? Are you mental? Don't forget your scarf as well. (No smilies doesn't mean I'm not kidding.)

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I'm not talking about control 'though, DSE. I'm talking about when a farmer fancies a bit of rabbit pie for his tea and there's a field full of them outside his front window.

DeadSpiderEye said...

It's all related, you can't shoot rabbits that aren't there cos you poisoned them and you don't wanna be eating rabbits that have been living in gassed burrows.

Kid said...

Tenuous, DSE. Poachers still shoot rabbits, so it's no stretch that some farmers probably still do too. One of my mates (a former butcher) shoots deer and rabbits and makes his own pies and sausages. (One of his pals is the game warden on some estate, so he's got permission.)

DeadSpiderEye said...

Yeah there are farmers still shooting rabbits for the table, I wouldn't say otherwise but it's generally not the case, it would be a rarity in fact, they have better things to do and it's not a productive means of rabbit control. Poachers--sneaking out at night to take rabbit with their 12 bore? Yeah well that's a bit of stereotype, might have been applicable in the 19th century. If you can point me to a pikey who still has a shotgun though, I'm prepared to moderate that view. BTW have you seen what happens to a rabbit that's been shot with a 12 bore?

Kid said...

Oh behave, DSE, you're the only one setting up stereotypes (then knocking them down). When it comes to rabbits and birds, high-powered air guns are the order of the day. And I'm not arguing about whether or not it's an effective means of rabbit control, that's not what I'm interested in. All I'm saying is that some farmers (not all, never tried to suggest that) will still pop off the occasional rabbit for the pot. You got toothache or something? Only a few years ago, a group of my friends used to go into the country with air rifles and a terrier, and try and bag a few rabbits for the table. It happens, not as often as it once did, but probably more than you'd think.

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