Annamite striped rabbits have been used as a source of food and income by local residents of the Annamite Mountains in Laos and Vietnam.
Annamite striped rabbits have been used as a source of food and income by local residents of the Annamite Mountains in Laos and Vietnam. This species was first discovered being sold in a food market in Ban Lak, Laos between December 1995 and February 1996.
Although there is no evidence of a targeted trade for the Annamite striped rabbit, it is certainly hunted as part of the thriving wildlife trade that occurs across its known range.
Given the paucity of information suggesting that the species has a high value for wildlife trade, it is likely that when caught, it often ends up in the local fresh wildlife meat markets, or is used for primary consumption. In fact, the first evidence of the rabbit in mainland South-east Asia came from a subsistence market in rural Lao PDR.
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• Sources | (Hoedl, 2012; Surridge, Timmins, Hewitt, & Bell, 1999; Tilker, 2013c; Tilker, et al., 2019)