Rabbit

The wild rabbit is common (very) across the North York Moors.

The problem from a farm perspective is the damage they do to pasture plants and trees. There's a slim chance for any sapling that isn't protected by a guard and stake.

The picture shows how they create golf course conditions (including the holes!), so that feed for livestock is eliminated.

 

Without plant growth, root development is limited and this also limits the amount of carbon that can be sequestered and the depth of topsoil I can create.

The solution is straightforward: eat the rabbits.

Whole wild rabbit is available to buy in the shop.

Wild rabbit is absolutely free range and nutritious (especially when cooked with the bones in e.g. a stew or tagine).

Rabbit will be delivered fresh, vacuum packed, chilled, in wool insulation, or can be collected fresh or frozen from the farm (directions will be supplied).

If you have a question please get in touch.

The goal...

To reduce the wild rabbit population about our farm and those of our neighbours (rabbits don't respect our boundaries), while selling nutritious food. It would be foolish and morally bankrupt to aim at local rabbit extinction, instead we need to strike a balance between our ability to steward our plants and trees as part of a healthy eco-system and rabbit abundance in an environment that lacks sufficient predators.

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