Not everybody has a knack for farming, and there are always risks. If a pig dies, it’s a huge loss to a small farmer, and it can be hard for him to start over. Rabbits are easier to replace. And they’re not competing with humans for food—they eat the green leaves, grasses and banana peels that humans have no way of digesting. They’re a high-quality source of protein that’s leaner and lower in cholesterol than most meats.
~ Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak (December 13, 2010)