We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have never hunted rabbits (Beagles are the rabbit dog), but most supermarkets and butchers have rabbit. Rabbit is usually braised. I like the Italian ways, with or without tomato but preferably without. Tomato overpowers all other flavors in my view so it's best avoided unless raw and from the garden.
Excellent! Have a few potential haussenpefferers running around our property which I have threatened to convert to casseroles. Not good timing now, will persuade better half to set out the traps next fall.
The BBC program QI had a bit on rabbit starvation in one of their episodes. Not the rabbits starving. The people eating copious amounts of rabbit, to the exclusion of other things, were starving because rabbit is lacking in some key nutrients and the consumption of rabbit was actually pulling those missing nutrients out of their systems. Though just eating vegetables along with the rabbit would have been enough to prevent this, I think the rabbit eaters were trappers who didn't have a ready supply of veg.
I hunted rabbits in Alaska and my hunting buddy showed me an easy way to clean them. He would slit their belly open, cut around the anus, pull the esophagus loose and then holding it by the rear legs he would whip it down between his legs flinging the guts out behind him. I liked hunting with him because like the character in Catch-22 he was paranoid and feared the bears. He carried a .308 rifle for bear and a .22 for rabbits. I had a .357 but most people believed that was inadequate to deter a angry bear. Anyway a rabbit is easy to clean, skin and cook especially over a campfire. Good eats.
When I was a kid one of our neighbors raised rabbits for food. He was an immigrant from Poland I think. He raised a lot of rabbits in a small space and ate rabbit a couple times a week. I would love to raise rabbits for food but I'm away from home so much I just can't do it.