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A rabbit is a creature
But they possess a feature
On which most folk stay mute:
It really is incredible
How much a bunny’s edible,
More creatures on them fed-able
Are, than one might compute!
All bunnies are quite randy,
So, frequently, they mate;
They keep equipment handy
To use, at a great rate;
A pair of rabbits soon will be
A quite substantial family,
And then a warren you will see –
They love to procreate!
So why don’t we eat rabbits?
A lovely rabbit stew
Was in most farmers’ habits,
And should be in ours, too?
Why do we guzzle cows and sheep
When herds of rabbits we could keep?
Their thinking, too, is not as deep –
Their fates they do not rue.
All foxes, wolves, and suchlike,
Find them quite ideal grub;
And bigger cats them much like –
Why don’t we join the club?
A great renewable resource,
And overcome with little force …
But there’s a problem here, of course –
They’re cute; and there’s the rub!
(This was prompted by seeing school petting bunnies here pictured, Sharkey and Caramel, multiply at a spectacular rate over a matter of months.)
© Colonialist June 2013 (WordPress)