Welfare of Rabbits Farmed for Meat | RSPCA - RSPCA
Rabbits farmed for meat
We're seriously concerned about the cage systems 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.
Understanding the behaviour of farmed rabbits
Rabbits are active, athletic creatures that can move a distance of two metres in two or three hops, and can jump around one metre in height. Most of the facts about rabbit behaviour also apply to farmed rabbits.
Farmed rabbits need the opportunity to carry out their key natural behaviours in the same way as all rabbits do - whether they're kept as pets, laboratory rabbits or living in the wild.
Find out how rabbits are farmed for meat.
Welfare issues of farmed rabbits
Some of our main concerns about the welfare of rabbits farmed for meat.