Rabbits farmed for meat

We have some serious concerns about the cage systems that are used to house rabbits on many farms.

We believe that all rabbits should be kept in well-managed higher welfare systems that allow them to behave normally and better meet their physical needs.

Farmed rabbits behaviour

Rabbits are active, athletic creatures which can move a distance of two metres in two or three hops, and can jump around one metre in height.

Farmed rabbits need the opportunity to carry out their key natural behaviours in the same way as all rabbits do - whether they are kept as pets, laboratory rabbits, or living in the wild. Most of the facts about rabbit behaviour on our pet rabbits behaviour page therefore also applies to farmed rabbits.

Find out how rabbits are farmed for meat.

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