View Full Version : Whole Foods Market Selling Rabbit Meat

08-20-2014, 05:38 AM
I am one not in favor of any store additionally adding rabbits to the meats they already sell. Sadly, I have learned that here locally in Richmond, Va. where I live that the food chain, Whole Foods Market, locally is planning to add rabbits to their list of saleable items.

When I called my local Whole Foods Market as requested by a group protesting this food chain from selling rabbits, before I could even state the reason I was calling the lady who answered, abruptly hung up on me. From what I gather this food chain is not very receptive toward changing this policy in spite that other stores have refrained from selling rabbit meat and this woman, probably deluged with calls thought I was another such protestor. And when I am treated like this regardless of the reason, it makes me want to take my business elsewhere WHICH IMOST DEFINELY AM GOING TO DO AND HOPE OTHERS WILL FEEL THE SAME WAY.

I don’t know whether or not you realize it there are 10 billion animals each year in America that are cruelly and sadistically slaughtered, which include cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, and horses. And then this does not include the hundreds of thousands of ducks, deer, geese, elk, etc. killed by the hunters. Aren’t these animals enough for the American public to eat each year. And now they have to add rabbits to their list?

What next, human flesh—ohhhhh, how yummy, yummy?

Meat really is not that good health wise to consume and many scientific studies are beginning to confirm that fact. This is one of several reasons I became a vegetarian. If you don’t believe me just go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine website and learn the real truth.

I truly hope many others feel like me that adding an animal we regard as a pet to the meat supply is not right and contact:

John Mackey, CEO
Whole Foods Market, Inc.
550 Bowie Street
Austin, TX 78703-464
Phone: 804.364.4050

08-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Firstly, a warm welcome to the forum! Please tell us a little about yourself and your pets in the introduction section.

I have moved your thread to the Animal Talk section, as it is for discussion, rather than Animal News, where you originally posted. My wife and I are both near vegans, but that it our personal choice. I agree with most of what you say, but if I am honest I can't see that it is less or more ethical to eat a chicken rather than a rabbit. Neither is the boundary of what is or isn't a pet exactly clear, either. I have heard of people who keep pigs as pets. We have two sheep (having sold the rest of our flock last year) and although they have their own house in our grounds, we regard them as pets! We love them, that's for sure!

Whilst you and I share the same view about not eating meat, I'm afraid I don't think it is right to draw distinctions between one species of animal and another. They are all sentient animals which can feel fear and pain.

However, I am glad that you are involved in animal welfare activities. My very best wishes to you!