Spiegel.de writes that a German rabbit breeder has bred rabbits the size of dogs! This breeder, Karl Szmolinsky won a prize for breeding Germany’s largest rabbit, a 23 pound “German Gray Giant” called Robert, in February 2006. Now that is quite a feat in breeding.
The article discusses the deal struck with Korea:
Each of his rabbits produces around seven kilograms of meat, says Szmolinsky, who was so keen to help alleviate hunger in the impoverished country that he made the North Koreans a special price — €80 per rabbit instead of the usual €200 to €250.
“They’ll be used to help feed the population,” Szmolinsky told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “I’ve sent them 12 rabbits so far, they’re in a petting zoo for now. I’ll be travelling to North Korea in April to advise them on how to set up a breeding farm. A delegation was here and I’ve already given them a book of tips.”
These rabbits are huge and, as rabbits love to have bunnies, rabbits as a food source in Korea isn’t the worst plan around. Szmolinsky states that he’ll be sending 12 rabbits to Korea and within a year, those 12 can create 60 more rabbits. Do the math, if that trend continues we may be seeing Rabbit ranches soon :D
If you’re curious how much food you can get off of one of those cuddly monstrosities…you can feed a family of 8 a good proportioned meal off of just one bloated bunny. Not too shabby!