In addition, far more lives are lost when one eats small animals than when one eats a large animal. Frankly, if we wanted to eat "ethical" meat, we should all be eating whales. At least we would be killing fewer animals. But the question is, does Vogue really care about ethics at all?
After all, Vogue is a fashion magazine, and there is not an issue that is produced that does not feature massive amounts of fur in either its editorials or its advertisements. Fur, as we all know, is not, and cannot be, produced ethically. Fur, whether taken from rabbits, foxes, or minks, comes from animals who spend their lives in wire cages on fur farms, and are then anally electrocuted, suffocated, or gassed to death, so that the readers of Vogue can wear beautiful, expensive fur coats, or dresses or boots that are trimmed with fur. Wild-caught animals are generally caught in brutal steel-jaw traps, after which they are strangled or beaten to death.
It's not surprising that Vogue would take a stand on the rabbit meat issue. They certainly want to encourage the consumption of an animal whom they already encourage their readers to wear. It is surprising that they would have the nerve to lead with the term "ethical," given their own practices.