Sunday, January 14, 2007

Rabbits Bread as Big as Dogs Used to Feed North Korea


A fascinating article here. I'm a bit confused about how this is supposed to alleviate hunger, though. According to the article, one rabbit feeds about eight people. Ok, but couldn't a LOT more people be fed merely with the food given to that one rabbit through the course of its life? Compare the following two quotations in the above mentioned article:
Each of his rabbits produces around seven kilograms of meat, says Szmolinsky, who was so keen to help alleviate hunger in the impoverished country...
and
The 12 bunnies he sent can produce 60 babies a year -- if the North Koreans find enough food to feed them properly.
Another random thought: I wonder if and when they will be sold as pets.

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