Animals: Those Rabbits

A side industry popular among U. S. countryfolk is raising rabbits to sell for fur and meat. But last week into the bankruptcy court of East St. Louis, Ill., marched Mrs. Anna R. Brown of Chester, Ill., a rabbit-raiser of wide renown. She had debts of $39,570. Her only assets were 300 rabbits. Like other big rabbit-raisers, Mrs. Brown had done business in this fashion: Starting with a few rabbits of pedigreed stock, she would farm out pairs of their offspring to smaller raisers, promising to buy the grandchildren back at $2...

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