Stop Serving Rabbit Meat
  • Petitioned George Calombaris

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George Calombaris
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George Calombaris

Stop Serving Rabbit Meat

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      Freedom for Farmed Rabbits

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January 2013

Victory

We did it! George Calombaris met with us, and informed us that upon being made aware of the cruelty and conditions behind the hidden industry of rabbit farming in Australia, that he did not feel that it was suitable to continue serving rabbit meat at any of his restaurants. We cannot ask for a better outcome for rabbits in cages everywhere. This sends a clear message to rabbit farms that society will not tolerate animal cruelty and the demand for rabbit flesh is diminishing, leaving factory farms at a loss. Thanks so much to everyone who signed and shared the petition.

Every year in Australia thousands of rabbits are factory farmed, housed in filthy, windowless sheds where they are confined to battery cages. They are imprisoned in these cages, where they are unable to display any forms of natural behaviour, for 10 -12 weeks, at which time they are sent to slaughter.

George Calombaris is a renowned chef and judge on the television show 'Masterchef'. Not only does he promote factory farmed rabbit flesh on the program, he also serves the meat in each of his restaurants. Rabbit farmers have attributed Calombaris’ promotion of rabbit with an increase in sales and the ability to expand their sheds. It is time for Calombaris to make a compassionate decision and stop endorsing and promoting this unfathomable cruelty.

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    • Maria McGuane NEWPORT, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Cruelty to animals is abhorrent!

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    • sarah hurt SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Rabbits are sweet and sensitive animals who shouldn't be murdered for their meat or fur!!

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    • Sabins Lloyd ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      It is cruel to raise an any livving thing in such conditions.

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    • Michelle Clarke PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have a rabbit. she is a lovely intelligent playful companion. keeping rabbits in such atrocious conditions is just wrong.

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    • Kon Sevas DONCASTER, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Rabbits are beautiful companions how anyone can make them suffer simply for eating is beyond my comprehension, you would have to be very much a puppet of your stomach. Jan Chozen Bays Mindful Eating is an excellent guide book on eating and not constantly being hungry.

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