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1 Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:12 am

Schipperkesue

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You can access this video on the first post of the Rabbit Talk thread found here...

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As you may expect it is graphic and involves killing, skinning and gutting the rabbit. It is also copyrighted so if you want a copy or want to share, please contact Grumpy on the Rabbit Talk forum.

2 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:28 am

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Great Video Sue thanks for sharing Maybe it can be a Sticky for people to check out when they are ready to Butcher The Rabbits

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3 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:54 am

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that is an excellent video. he makes it look so easy, very calm and practised.

4 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:04 pm

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Grumpy lives in a civilized area of the US where rabbit producers are allowed to do processing for the public as long as they follow USDA protocol.

5 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:43 pm

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if I had rabbits and didn't want to process my own I'd be really happy for him to do them for me.

6 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm

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Sadly, if you did such a thing in Alberta, you would be breaking the law. I will bet BC is the same.

7 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:08 pm

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yes, might be but I don't know where to check. If I was raising the rabbits myself I'd also probably do the processing too - just because I feel I should but it would be so good to work with or be present with someone like Grumpy, learn best that way I do. Yoda is here  Razz 

8 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:45 pm

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Good video Sue - thanks. I have always had a real fear of killing rabbits but I see it can be done calmly, and most importantly, humanely, with really not much margin of error.

9 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:58 pm

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I would like to add that for your first rabbit, I would suggest a young doe. Bucks and older rabbits can be a little tough to skin. The author also tans his hides, and sells raw hide to the tanner. His skins are removed in a way that does not damage them.

He is quite a master, isn't he? I have worked with my old German friend, Franklin, to process rabbits but have not yet done a solo act. I suggest working with someone who knows their business first. When working with Franklin, since we have two people, one will hold the rabbit outstretched and the other will deliver a blow with a pipe to the back of the head. I am not strong enough to do the cervical dislocation myself yet. There is a great product called a 'rabbit wringer' that bolts to a wall. If you slide the rabbit's neck into the device and pull swiftly down, you can dispatch a rabbit quickly and painlessly.

10 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Wed May 20, 2015 5:30 pm

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Do you have any pictures of the rabbit wringer???? Also do the rabbits need to hang in a cooler for a day or 2 until packaging?

Or can you just go ahead and package?

11 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu May 21, 2015 8:37 am

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lady leghorn wrote:Do you have any pictures of the rabbit wringer????    Also do the rabbits need to hang in a cooler for a day or 2 until packaging?

Or can you just go ahead and package?

If you Google 'Rabbit Wringer' you will find pictures and video. I have mine done at a gov't inspected processor. They package them. I freeze most of them right away, but will thaw them in the fridge a few days before eating them.

12 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Thu May 21, 2015 10:01 am

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Thanks, I will have a look. Smile

13 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Fri May 22, 2015 2:02 pm

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Sue, Can those Rabbit butchering Wringers be purchased in Canada? Wondered if you knew who might carry them?

Thanks. Smile

14 Re: Rabbit Processing Video- Excellent on Mon May 25, 2015 7:22 am

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Here is the website. I am sure they will sell to Canada.

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