Thanks Kelly and furryfriends!
I was kind of shocked to see the way this thread was going when I came back to it today. Whether you raise it yourself, hunt for it, or buy it online, raw food is raw food, and you are doing the same thing yourself in one form or another, irregardless of if your pets food is dry, canned, or raw. It's a fact of life.
I would like to think that those of you who know me, would know that we treat our animals with the utmost of love and respect, and while the bunnies are in our care, they will be well cared for, and treated in an extremely humane manner. If you were to walk in my barn at ANY time during the day, it would be clean, plus all the animals have fresh food and water.
These particular bunnies that are here were purchased from a breeder who had them locked in a barn with a bunch of chickens, ducks, geese, and sick cats running around. We walked into this particular barn without knowing what we would see. There was crap all over, two cows locked in a stanchion with crap all over him, a llama, also covered in crap, and about 30 dogs in the house. They were in pens stacked one on top of the other, with about 3" of hay soaked with urine and feces, with urine that would fall through to the bottom one, and no food in sight. There was about 30 cages, and some had multiple bunnies in one. It stunk so bad in there, they probably didn't know what fresh air was! Here, these bunnies are living in a brand new cage larger than what they had, they have free choice hay, pellets every morning and night, and fresh water all day long! You can tell they are happy!
For everything that we have been through these last months, trying to get quality raw meat for my pets from these suppliers, this is the option we have chosen to do, and I think it's the best option for us.
I did not see MowMow's thread, but I'm anxcious to go read it now. It's funny, because just this morning I bought some chicken thighs from the meat market, and made a test mix with some chunked chicken in it. So knowing it's worked for MowMow, I am stoked!!!!!!! I will let you know the results. If it doesn't work, I'm almost thinking that something with the fat is upsetting their stomachs, and I may need to visit my vet again to see what we can do about that. With everything they've been through, I wouldn't doubt it.