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    Why Are Kenyans Eating More Rabbit Meat?

    A decade ago in Kenya, rabbits were either pets or a poor man’s dinner. No respectable restaurant had them on the menu. But with an increased demand for meat, coupled with decreasing land holdings, climate change-induced cattle feed shortages and health concerns, bunnies are now giving staples like chicken and beef a run for their money. With even wealthy consumers savoring the once-shunned protein source, it’s good business for the country’s only rabbit abattoir, as well as small farmers — so much that demand’s leaping past supply.

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