I imagine there are many people/cultures that would see this as little more than a bizarre form of playing with your food.
Quite so. And many of the world's great works of art (Botticelli's Birth of Venus
, to name but one) are literally
supported by bunnies. Rabbit skin glue was an ingredient of traditional gesso
, the ground (base layer) applied to wood panel or canvas prior to painting (with oils or tempera). While acrylic grounds have largely taken over nowadays, hide glue is still
an ingredient in "traditional" artists' gesso.
I'm a meat-eater, so I have no problem with bunnies for food (or art ingredients). It's the unnecessary cruelty / sadism of the crushing-for-amusement that appalls.