Illegal to Kill Animals to Eat?

Many animal welfare agencies in cities are against raising animals for food within city limits. Do you know of any such regulations in your area?
By Therese Todd
October/November 2012
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Rabbits breed and grow so quickly that one pair of healthy does (females) can produce more than 600 pounds of meat in a year.
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In your June/July 2012 issue, you made the editorial comment, “Rabbits are a great meat source for country or city homesteads” (Dear MOTHER).

Many animal welfare agencies in cities (SPCA, Humane Society, etc.) are against raising animals for food within city limits. On the TV show Animal Cops on Animal Planet, cities such as Detroit, Houston and Miami have all had residents arrested and taken to court on animal cruelty charges for harboring animals that would ultimately be butchered for food.

Therese Todd
Salisbury, Maryland

Readers, if you know of an incident like this in your area, please tell us about it by posting a comment below. — MOTHER EARTH NEWS



















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