Rabbits are native of the Iberian peninsula, in fact the ancient
Phoenicians christened this land 'Hispania' - which translates into
the Latin word for rabbit. They were first domesticated under the
Romans, although not rich sources of meat they do breed rapidly, so
are even farmed or hunted as food. Since they are such lean animals
they are not good sources of beneficial fats, having a taste somewhat
similar to chicken.