IOWA RABBIT LLC ADHERES TO STRICT STANDARDS, WHICH INCLUDE THIRD PARTY AUDITS ON ALL ANIMAL WELFARE AND PROCESSING PRACTICES.
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Iowa Rabbit, LLC maintains a "transparent food" philosophy which involves raising its animals humanely and naturally without the use of hormones and feeding a vegetarian diet to our rabbits. It also provides education and recipes to chefs and consumers to promote the use of rabbit in a way that brings out the best of the rabbit as it was intended for us to use. This commitment to sustainability also includes being responsible stewards of the land.
Rabbits "are helping win the war" proclaimed a Los Angeles Times article from 1943. Touted as a patriotic food during World War II, rabbits were raised by thousands of Americans in their backyards. Along with victory gardens, rabbits helped put food on the table when much of the nation’s food supply was shipped to soldiers oversees and ration stamps provided less at home.
- Small Carbon Footprint - Slow Foods USA, as noted in LA Times – Rabbit can produce 6 pounds of meat using the same amount of food and water it takes for a cow to produce only 1 pound of meat. Not to mention the health benefits of rabbits over other proteins. Refer to chart on Home Page for exact comparison detail.
- Compost System - Iowa Rabbit employs a compost system that takes waste the rabbit creates and converts it into an organic material that can be used in vegetable and flower gardens.
COMPANY HISTORY AND PASSION
For multiple generations, the owners of Iowa Rabbit, LLC has been in the livestock and farming business and serving restaurants, retailers and home chefs throughout the United States. We offer wholesome and flavorful rabbit meat that is grown in America’s heartland. Rabbit has a rich heritage of providing food to people throughout the world for hundreds of years and plays an important role this nation’s history as a healthy protein rich in flavor.
Our family of farmers follows specific guidelines to create a wonderful natural flavor found nowhere else in the world. Our rabbits are grown allowing for the rabbit’s natural animal tendencies to flourish and under specific feeding guidelines free of antibiotics and hormones. This attention to detail allows for the animals to be harvested at a specific age that creates tenderness and richness on the palate. All of this is done while adhering to a sustainable system that offers detailed attention to both the environment and the rabbit.