This was discussed in another thread, but as the original topic there was safe treatment for ear mites (Al. Countryboy "Need a little help") I thought I'd post this separately. Bernadette mentioned that ether was used for women during childhood in the not-so-remote past. If it was considered safe to use then, I am wondering if it could be used to render rabbits unconscious before killing them for meat. Is starter fluid pure ether or are there other ingredients? Would the ether make the meat inedible? I'm thinking that if the rabbit was unconscious, one could just bleed it out and proceed. I hate bopping them :viking: and due to our strict gun laws I have not gone through all the hassle of getting the necessary permit to own a .22. I once saw a plan for a rabbit guillotine that looked very efficient but it was years and years ago, long before I had rabbits. I tried Googling the topic without success. Anyone have any good ideas for a less hands-on method than bopping? I can't use the broomstick method because arthritis in my knees limits my agility.