BREEDING MALE RABBIT ON AN AUSTRALIAN RABBIT FARM
- This is a breeding male on an Australian rabbit farm.
The "bucks" rarely get a mention when rabbit farming is exposed. A breeding male will live in dark and filthy sheds, confined to a single barren cage in solitary confinement for their entire lives which can be 1 to 2 years in a factory farm.
Rabbits are naturally social animals, the only time these males see another rabbit is when the female is put in his cage for mating. She is removed immediately after.
We found this poor boy suffering, you can see he is infected with ear mites, puss leaking from his nose representing a respiratory infection, his feet were also infected from living for so long on wire flooring. When his productivity begins to fall he will be slaughtered and sold for low-grade meat. His physical welfare is not of importance to a farmer as he is just a breeding machine, raising virtually no profit from the meat of a sick older rabbit.
Please spare a thought for all the boys languishing on factory farms.