Excerpts from the report: Rabbit raising is especially adapted to small farms and urban areas where other livestock projects are not practical. Rabbits are excellent for 4-H Club, Future Farmers of America, and Boy and Girl Scout projects; they make good pets; and raising and breeding them for show is a popular hobby. Most domestic rabbits are raised for meat production. Americans eat 25 to 30 million pounds of domestic rabbit meat each year. These meat-producing rabbits come from small backyard rabbitries, and from large commercial rabbitries. Rabbit raising lends itself to both types of production.