For those near large commercial meat rabbitries - how did/does the local retail communities (within say 100 miles of a rabbitry) react to the availability of rabbit meat? Where in the country have you been able to notice increased availability of rabbits for human consumption? etc.... Reason I ask is that slowly but surely I am getting closer to being able to attempt a "commercial" venture of up to 400 head provided a few more pieces fall into place.I'm becoming more curious as to how local consumers reacted once it was known that quality rabbit meat was available to them. Interestingly, my primary potential client will not be from the "human" market. I HAVE seen rabbit on the shelves of one major chain supermarket and it never seems to stay there long but to the best of my knowledge there is no real "larger scale" meat producer within 2-300 miles of me minimum. State Veterinarian's office (USDA) says they have no "commercial" entities or rabbit breeders of any measurable scale registered and I know that there are no "commercial" processors handling rabbit within the surrounding 6 states. The closer I get to making this a real possibility the more nervous/excited I am becoming.... Thoughts? Suggestions?