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Rabbits Pikas and Hares: Lagomorpha

Lagomorphs And People

Pikas have little economic importance to humans. They are too small to be used as food, although they are sometimes hunted for their fur, particularly in China. Pikas are sometimes considered agricultural pests and killed by farmers. Rabbits and hares are hunted worldwide for sport and for their meat and fur. They are also raised commercially for their fur and meat. Several species are used extensively by humans as experimental subjects in laboratories. Rabbits are also raised as pets, primarily in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. They are sometimes considered agricultural and horticultural pests and killed by farmers and other humans.

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Animal Life ResourceMammalsRabbits Pikas and Hares: Lagomorpha - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Lagomorphs And People, Conservation Status - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET