Rabbits reared with systems adapted to specific environments can do much to improve the family diet of many of the neediest rural families. Also at the same time, it can supply a regular source of income. Will talk about the Rabbit History in the below paragraph.
A domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus), more commonly known as a rabbit. It is any of the trained varieties of the European rabbit species. It was in the Middle Ages when the first Rabbits were domesticated. They were used as sources of food, fur, and wool, as research subjects, and as pets. A male rabbit is called a buck. A female rabbit is a doe, and a young rabbit is a kit or bunny.
Mistaking the European rabbit for a species from their homeland, Phoenician seamen visiting the coast of Spain in the 12th century BC gave it the name i-shepan-ham (land or island of hyraxes).
Selective breeding of rabbits began when they stood first as farm animals in the Middle Ages. Several new breeds of different colors and sizes were recorded by the 16th century.
Rabbit fanciers began to sponsor rabbit exhibitions and fairs in Western Europe and the United States in the 19th-century. Breeds of various pet animals were created and modified for the added purpose of exhibition. The rabbit’s rise as a household pet began during the Victorian era.
Since the late 19th century Domestic rabbits have been popular in the United States. Many thousands of Belgian Hares were imported to America From 1898 to 1901. Today, the Belgian Hare is considered one of the rarest breeds with less than 200 in the United States.
In 1910, The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) was founded. It is the national authority on rabbit raising and rabbit breeds.
Rabbits have been used in laboratory work such as the production of antibodies for vaccines and research of human male reproductive system toxicology. The Environmental Health Perspective, published by the National Institute of Health, states, “The rabbit [is] an extremely valuable model for studying the effects of chemicals or other stimuli on the male reproductive system.” According to the Humane Society of the United States, rabbits are also used widely in the study of bronchial asthma, stroke prevention treatments, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and cancer.