Rabbit meat

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Why rabbit meat from Flanders?

Number of companies

At present, Belgium has 15 companies. Despite the small number, the companies are frontrunners in Europe with regard to animal welfare. After all, they made the transition to park housing a few years ago.

Living in park housing

Every year, an average of 700,000 animals are bred in Belgium, of which 400,000 live in park housing.

Export rabbit meat

In 2022, Belgium exported 3.787 tonnes of rabbit meat. The main importers of Belgian rabbit meat are Germany, the Netherlands and France.

More about rabbit from Flanders

The rabbit sector consists primarily of family businesses based mainly in the provinces of West Flanders and Antwerp. The rabbits are fed only plant-based feed consisting of cereals and alfalfa which promotes the rabbit’s health and conformation.

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