There is a pressing need for protein for millions of people around the world. Rabbits are an alternate source of animal protein and can be raised in areas of limited space, with little capital startup. They can be raised on a diet consisting largely of forage, plants, and shrubs.
This book on Raising Healthy Rabbits Under Primitive Conditions gives basic information that has shown to be successful in a variety of situations as it relates to raising domestic rabbits for food production.
I am a fan of rabbits for food production, they take little space, and don’t require a lot of processing. One rabbit, one family, one meal – you don’t have to freeze, dry, jerk, or otherwise process them for storage. The trick is to do it without modern day inputs. The “under primitive conditions” is the part I like best about the document below. You can’t raise cattle in a subdivision, but you can (I have for several years) raise rabbits in a back yard. If care is taken you can do it without attracting a lot of attention either.
I have ate a lot of rabbits in my time, and I have a few posts on this site about rabbits. There are a lot of benefits of keeping rabbits, but it is not so easy as put two in a cage and come back to have hundreds.
The link below opens a PDF from the CD3WD set by Alex Weir. This document is on Raising Healthy Rabbits Under Primitive Conditions.Raising Healthy Rabbits Under Primitive Conditions