One of the mom’s in my neighborhood raises rabbits and feeds them to her kids. I know times are rough and that meat prices are high but rabbit? It seems to me like certain domestic pets should be exempt from mealtime and besides; we’re not zoned for that in Amherst. I just don’t want my kids to get freaked out. Local great but rabbit? Maybe this mom should stick to vegan of eating the Easter Bunny. Anyway she invited us over to dinner and we don’t want to be rude. Should we go?
Signed, “Just Sayin.”
Dear “Just Sayin,”
Maybe you should check your zoning restrictions to see if “NIMBE” are allowed in our neighborhood. Rabbit is a valid source of protein, just like beef, pork, deer, fish and goat. Just because a hard-working mom decides to economize with a little lapin to make ends meet and keep the kids healthy doesn’t make her suspect. Besides, who are you to judge? Last time I checked domestic pets in New England ranged for dog to cat with a bit of room for exotic rodents and fish. Go there and enjoy the rabbit. You’ll be eating crow by dessert.