I received an email from SaveABunny yesterday - I have been sponsoring since 2005, when I met Phoenix, the bunny who was doused in lighter fluid and set alight by a teenager (WARNING - Phoenix's story has some graphic images that can upset you!).
I am reproducing here part of the email for you to read:
Did you know that just because something is labeled "Organic", "Sustainable" or "Green" it
DOES NOT make it cruelty-free?
Does the idea of horse meat served in American restaurants bother you?
What about rabbits---one of the nation's most beloved, gentle family pets?
Kuleto's restaurant in San Francisco is offering a special Rancher's dinner featuring rabbit meat from Devil's Gulch farm. If you scroll down on the link, you will see from the photo of Devil's Gulch that the rabbits being raised are the exact same types as pet rabbits---there is a little Dutch and a harlequin.Click Here For Devil's Gulch
There are also young children involved with rabbit meat production and slaughter as part of Devil's Gulch "educational" programs. How can teaching kids to kill be "green?"
Doesn't truly being "green" mean reducing your "karmic footprint" and finding compassionate, sustainable, eco-friendly and humane solutions?
In this email, you will find the menu and contact info for Kuleto's, as well as contact information for Dutton Goldfield winery, which is co-sponsoring the event with a wine pairing to the rabbit dish.
Please let these businesses know that rabbits don't belong on American dinner plates anymore than do horses, guinea pigs, rats, and dogs which are all served in other countries. Don't be fooled by clever marketing and special events!
Ask them to be GREEN, not MEAN.
Yes, it's sad, but PLEASE DON"T LOOK AWAY. Bunnies like, Monroe, really need your help!
Since the rabbit rescue organisation is based in the US, I think it will be mostly interesting for all the US bunny slaves reading the blog, but anyone really can do their part locally, as I can imagine that a similar scenario can be found at our doorsteps in Europe too. Being Italian, I am sadly aware that rabbit is widely available there in restaurants but also at the butcher's, and you will see the sorry skinned bodies hanging together with the chicken, fully in display.
I won't eat bunny. But then I am vegetarian and if the food has (had) eyes, I won't eat it.
Unless we're talking potatoes...
PS: If you would like me to forward the email in full to you, please let me know at yowlyy at gmail dot com.