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Rabbits

This section contains a welfare potential matrix of the different production systems for does and meat rabbits, as well as a summary of the key welfare issues for both does and growing rabbits.

There are also resources about the welfare of does and meat rabbits and you can learn more about rabbit meat production in the EU.

 

Welfare Potential Matrix – Meat Rabbits and Does

A summary table which outlines the welfare potential by production system for meat rabbits and does using a ‘Bad-Better-Best’ model.

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Welfare Issues Table - Growing Rabbits

A summary table which outlines the main welfare issues experienced by growing (meat) rabbits and offers some alternative solutions.

Download (PDF 0.15MB)

Welfare Issues Table - Breeding Does

A summary table which outlines the main welfare issues experienced by breeding does and offers some alternative solutions.

Download (PDF 0.15MB)

Welfare of Growing Rabbits

Full technical information sheet. Suitable for readers with some prior knowledge or wanting to learn about the topic in more detail. 

Download (PDF 0.74MB)

Welfare of Breeding Rabbits

Full technical information sheet. Suitable for readers with some prior knowledge or wanting to learn about the topic in more detail. 

Download (PDF 0.53MB)

Rabbit Meat Production in the EU

Full technical information sheet. Suitable for readers with some prior knowledge or wanting to learn about the topic in more detail. 

Download (PDF 0.52MB)
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