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Would You Eat This Rabbit Sausage?

According to New York blog Gothamist, Williamsburg newcomer and butcher shop Marlow and Daughters is testing out this rabbit sausage just in time for the holidays. "It's an interesting thing and I'm kind of proud of it, especially because it was a big pain in the ass," said butcher Tom Mylan. "Deboning rabbits is very tedious. It's like deboning kittens."

To make the sausage, Mylan uses the belly, shoulder, and loin of the rabbits, which come from Quebec. He grinds them with cured pork belly, and whips in aromatics and cream-soaked bread. What do you think? Are you interested in trying this special sausage?


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Jack14937256 Jack14937256 3 years
People have been raising and eating rabbits for thousands of years. There are millions of rabbits consumed here in America each year. Several breeds such as the New Zealand are prized as meat rabbits. A buck and two does can produce 180 pounds of dressed meat in 12 months... far and away the most productive animal out there. It you believe in "sustainability" then you should support backyard rabbit raising for everyone
keiraz keiraz 8 years
not, not bunnies :-( I would feel like am cooking/eating my kitty :-(
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"Most men say women who eat rabbit are Fatal Attraction women. And many men say these types of women are mean, crazy, ugly, stinky, and skanky stalkers no matter how beautiful or sexy they look; or how beautiful or sexy they think they look." Interesting. I would love to see some kind of sourcing on this.
Merl734 Merl734 8 years
Anything, even human meat would taste sublime in rosemary, mustard sauce served with Chanti and fava beans. Isn't that what Hannibal said. Well its true. Human meat is consumed in many parts of New Guinea and other parts of the world. The descriptions of its flavor range from white meat pork to chicken. So, I do not buy that sublime sauce thing as a justification for killing very intelligent and loving animals like rabbits who also happen to have feelings and emotions just like ours. I have owned many pets and rabbits are the most like humans. Therefore, I would rather eat kittens, foxes, dogs Cat, dogs and kittens are delicacies throughout Asia, the South Pacific, and in parts of South America and Mexico. Kitten meat is considered the tastiest of all meats; next is dog meat. Kitten, cat dog, and bear meat are considered aphrodiasiacs due to the powerful nature of these animals. Knowing how intelligent, sweet, loving, devoted, and wonderful rabbits are I would never, eat rabbit meat no matter how good or how good the sauce. Rabbits have comforted me when I am sad. However, they can throw a curse. Ever read the Curse of the Weir Rabbit? Ever hear of the Rabbit's Revenge. That is why most people will not eat them. Paybacks can come years later. So don't kill an innocent, sweet and helpless animal when people reject you or to feel powerful. You will look sick and pathetic to any good person. Most rock stars and celebrities are animal lovers. Most people are not cruel to animals. Most people do not eat more intelligent, pet animals like rabbits. We ourselves are animals after all. Wise up. Most men say women who eat rabbit are Fatal Attraction women. And many men say these types of women are mean, crazy, ugly, stinky, and skanky stalkers no matter how beautiful or sexy they look; or how beautiful or sexy they think they look. Cruella DeVill will get laid a lot but most likely not marry a nice guy. And CDV will get dumped cruelly when she gets old; about 36 years old or so. Remember, beauty comes mostly from within. This is who so many rich and handsome men who are also very nice marry older, average looking, plain, homely women who are also kind and nice. It is not cool to be cruel. Cruelty to animals begets cruelty to the weak and that includes violence against women and others seen as weaker. Think again.
Chibun Chibun 8 years
# 33 put it very nicely ... Rabbits are the 3rd most popular pet...I have 3 of them, they are just as intelligent as cats and most dogs, eating dog or cat would be seen as disgusting, would YOU think that was okay? I bet NOT, well the thought of eating a rabbit is equally as disgusting to me... We don't live in a third world country so why do it there is really no excuse or reason. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
beforewisdom beforewisdom 8 years
No way! A lot of people keep rabbits as pets. Eating a rabbit would be seen in a similar way to eating the family cat or the family dog. More importantly, businesses that raise or offer rabbits for food would be seen in the same light by many Americans as they see the Asians who offer dogs and cats for food, clothing etc. In other words, however irrational ( we eat cows, pigs, and chickens -- all smarter than dogs ), these people would be seen as villains! FYI, FWIW google on the term "Rabbit Starvation". Rabbit meat is nutritionally inferior. It lacks an amino acid in its protein that human beings need.
seniouxa13 seniouxa13 8 years
It's interesting and I'd want to try it, but Tom Mylan's comment about deboning rabbits being like deboning's creepy picturing all those cute bunnies and kittens being sliced up a butcher.
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
I had a bunny before so I would never eat it.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Hubby loves it, I've never had the pleasure. Pass me some please.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Rabbits are pets, not food.
verily verily 8 years
Rabbit is tasty. I'm sure the analogy was just to intended to mean they have tiny little bones.
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
...kittens? i feel sick..
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
No, no, no.
wunami wunami 8 years
I can't believe he says "it's like deboning kittens" as if it were an experience we'd be likely to have had and be able to use as a reference point. I know cats are eaten in some places, but I think it's more likely that anyone would have deboned a rabbit than a kitten. Aside from that, the picture of the sausage doesn't really look all that appetizing.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Ahhhh..."What's up Doc?"
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
NO WAY! i actually like to tease people about eating things that are associated with cute fuzzy animals - so i would have to say that this is a big no!
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
No. ;_;
devils devils 8 years
I've never tried rabbit meat, so I'd be willing to give it a try. Has he deboned a kitten before or something?
MrsJamesTKirk MrsJamesTKirk 8 years
I have a pet bunny, so no.
Halie Halie 8 years
How would they know what deboning kittens is like! I can't get over that - am I ever proud to be a vegan!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
It sounds delicious, although the "kittens" comment really grossed me. (No, I would not eat kittens.) My husband is a farm boy who grew up eating whatever his parents hunted or harvested, including the rabbits they raised for food. I was a city girl whose friends considered rabbit a gourmet dish. So, yes, I would at least try rabbit sausage.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
poor bunnies...
bekbork bekbork 8 years
I'm sure I would eat it if I didn't already hate the flavor of rabbit
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Yeah, I'd try it. I'm always curious about unusual meats.
jessie jessie 8 years makes me think of thumper from bambi. i know..its the kid in me! ;)
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