The Good Rabbit Award recognises companies that use or are committing to use (within five years) higher welfare systems for does and meat rabbits.
To date, more than 8 million does and meat rabbits are set to benefit each year as a result of our Good Rabbit Award winners' policies.
Globally, a total of around 1.2 billion rabbits are slaughtered annually for meat, almost half of which are in China – the world’s largest producer. More than 343 million rabbits are slaughtered annually in the EU, making rabbits the second-most farmed species in Europe. Nearly 70% of these are in Italy, Spain and France. The vast majority are raised in industrial caged farming systems.
There is no species-specific EU legislation to protect farmed rabbits and no specified minimum standards of welfare.