Bunnies to the rescue

faced with a daunting food shortage and famine in parts of the country, the North Korean government is encouraging people to raise rabbits as a source of food. The animals provide lots of fur and meat and grow fast on very little feed, the country's Rodong Shimmun newspaper has reported. "We should learn about rabbits thoroughly and make rabbit-raising a national movement,'' the newspaper said.

A rabbit can produce more than 4.4 pounds of