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  2. New York Times

    Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits
    New York Times
    Except for rabbits. Their story was clear, and it was a strange and compelling tale. Around 600 A.D., Pope Gregory the Great decreed that fetal rabbits, or laurices, were not meat, and could be eaten during Lent, when meat was not allowed. Monks in ...


  3. Popular Science

    The origin story of domesticated rabbits may be all wrong | Popular...
    Popular Science
    Legend says rabbits were domesticated in 600 AD, when the Pope said fetal rabbits were fair game to eat during Lent. But a new study says that legend is made up.
    When Were Rabbits Domesticated? - Archaeology MagazineArchaeology

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  4. Washington Post

    Legend held that monks domesticated rabbits for food. The truth is more complex.
    Washington Post
    The story of how rabbits supposedly became domesticated animals is a strange one. Around the year 600, the tale goes, Pope Gregory the Great issued a papal edict declaring that fetal rabbits were not meat. Because fluid-filled amniotic sacs surrounded ...
    Rabbit Genes Unraveled a Weird Catholic Legend About Meat-EatingInverse
    Study debunks fishy tale of how rabbits were first tamedScience News
    No One Really Knows When Wild Rabbits Became Fluffy - GizmodoGizmodo
    Cosmos -The Atlantic -Smithsonian -Cell Press
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  5. Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

    How to use the leftover stuff from your Super Bowl party
    Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
    Like football fans the world over, we provisioned generously for Super Bowl Sunday. As a result, we have a surplus of things that we normally do not overstock, including a glut of beer, several slabs of cheddar cheese and a large jar of mustard. In an ...


  6. The Guardian

    Offended by Koreans eating dog? I trust you've never had a bacon butty
    The Guardian
    The details of the dog meat trade are indeed horrific. Puppies are squeezed into excruciatingly cramped metal cages. They are left alone for most of their lives, yelping for help that never comes. Dog mess collects beneath the cages. Paws become torn ...
    Inside the grim scene of a Korean dog meat farm, just miles from the Winter OlympicsUSA TODAY
    Olympic figure skater rescues dog headed to Korean meat farmNew York Post
    Dog meat soup for sale in shadow of Olympic stadiumCBS News

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  7. Allentown Morning Call

    Lenten legend held that monks domesticated rabbits for food. The...
    Allentown Morning Call
    The story of how rabbits supposedly became domesticated animals is a strange one.

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  8. Times of Malta

    Hunting rabbits without a permit once meant five years on the galleys
    Times of Malta
    Pastizzi and rabbit flavour the traditional Maltese menu, but there was a time when the locals were so fond of rabbit meat that hunting it without permission cost them five years of rowing on galleys. Detail from Antonio Lafreri, Melita insula, quam ...


  9. OTHA BARHAM: Rabbits in the briar patch | Outdoors | meridianstar...
    Meridian Star
    Little hounds with big voices screaming on a hot trail; gray-brown prey streaking through frost-killed grass; shouts from companion hunters; shots ringing out from first one hunter and then another; sawbriars tearing at hunter-orange vests. These are ...

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  10. Atlas Obscura

    What We Thought We Knew About Bunnies Was Wrong
    Atlas Obscura
    Everyone was wrong about baby rabbits—including us. In 600 A.D., the story goes, Pope Gregory issued a proclamation to the Catholic world. Fetal rabbits, also known as laurices, aren't meat, he said. Suspended in amniotic liquid, like fish in water ...


  11. Second Helpings: Mini restaurant reviews
    Albany Times Union
    Try the duck meatballs and rabbit ragu. Ambience: Inviting, suburban bar with mature regular crowd; standard earth-toned dining room. Price: $$. Hours: Dinner only: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. Provence ...