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Icelandic Rabbit Meat to Go on Market in 2014

By Iceland Review

Rabbit meat will become available on the Icelandic market as of next autumn, according to

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Birgit Kositzke in Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland, has been breeding rabbits for several years with the aim of breeding the animals for human consumption. The slaughter house KVH was recently granted the first license for the slaughtering of rabbits in Iceland.

According to Birgit, the meat will be available next September or October with the Christmas period in mind. Birgit says she plans to have 1,500 rabbits available next year with the aim of eventually slaughtering 5,000 annually, arguing that there is substantial demand particularly from foreigners living in Iceland.


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