Why do people raise rabbits?
Humans have been raising rabbits as farm animals since the Middle Ages and there are records of
different breeds and colors dating back to the 1500’s. The first rabbit shows started popping up in the 1800’s
in the USA
as well as in Western Europe. Breeders have created rabbits to fit many different life style
categories such as food, fur and wool. Rabbits became household pets in the early 1800’s as well. It was considered
fashionable to have a rabbit as a house pet! Rabbit’s are also used in laboratories to help find life saving vaccines
and antibodies. Rabbit’s are used to find treatment in such areas as asthma, stroke prevention & treatments, diabetes
So to recap, humans have been raising rabbit for a very long time for such things as food to feed
their families, fur to keep their families warm and as pets for companionship.