Could you skin and eat a wild rabbit?

Writer Jeanette Winterson hit the headlines this week after Tweeting a series of images that showed her preparing, cooking and eating a wild rabbit that she had killed after it frequented her garden. 

The Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author posted on her Twitter account "Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating the rabbit", along with pictures of the freshly-skinned animal. She also said, "no waste, no packaging, no processing, no food miles." 

Many of her followers found the images hard to stomach and reacted strongly. One said: "There's a world of difference between eating rabbit bought in a butcher & killing one and posting the pics online."

Meanwhile another said: "Before I unfollow you, you make me sick. I will never again read a word you write. Rest in peace, little rabbit."

Others however supported Ms Winterson's stance, with comments such as: "I'm a veggie but I'd rather see you & your 'handling' of that rabbit than the massed farmed animals that aren't appreciated".

But we want to know what you think. Would you be able to prepare your own meat?

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Writer Jeanette Winterson hit the headlines this week after Tweeting a series of images that showed her preparing, cooking and eating a wild rabbit that she had killed after it frequented her garden. 

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The Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author posted on her Twitter account “Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating the rabbit”, along with pictures of the freshly-skinned animal. She also said, “no waste, no packaging, no processing, no food miles.” 

Many of her followers found the images hard to stomach and reacted strongly. One said: “There’s a world of difference between eating rabbit bought in a butcher & killing one and posting the pics online.”

Meanwhile another said: “Before I unfollow you, you make me sick. I will never again read a word you write. Rest in peace, little rabbit.”

Others however supported Ms Winterson’s stance, with comments such as: “I’m a veggie but I’d rather see you & your ‘handling’ of that rabbit than the massed farmed animals that aren’t appreciated”.

But we want to know what you think. Would you be able to prepare your own meat?

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Vote and leave your comments below.