SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — More than 40 rabbits were rescued in San Francisco after their owner tried to sell them online for “meat or pets,” San Francisco Animal Care and Control officials said Friday.

The owner made a post on in an attempt to sell the rabbits, which are mainly underage kits, according to Animal Care and Control.

The sale of rabbits is prohibited in the city.

Animal Care and Control officials are currently treating the rabbits and checking their health. They’re also working with adoption partner and rescue group SaveABunny to find homes for the rabbits.

The rabbits will be ready for adoption in about a month. Anyone interested in adopting the rabbits can contact the organization at

Animal Care and Control officials are also reminding residents to report any type of animal abuse or neglect to the organization’s emergency dispatch line at (415) 554-9400.

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Comments (6)
  1. People who eat meat should not be allowed to own animals for any reason.

    1. So does that mean people who eat plants shouldn’t own plants?

  2. Janet Deifel says:

    This was not animal abuse, and eating meat is not illegal. This is a clear case of abuse of the law.

    1. Janet Jacob says:

      I agree, rabbit meat is delicious and lean……..

  3. Rabbits, are raised for meat. These rabbits were stolen !!! Try to take my rabbits, you best bring a hell of a lot of armament.

  4. Funny the breed show is New Zealand which is a Commercial rabbit bred for meat. Just like the beef angus cows are. Rabbit meat is the LOWEST CHOLESTEROL lean meat of all animals. Education from reliable sources instead of the Pet sources please!

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