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    Ulcombe, Kent. "Rabbit pelts, nowadays in great demand, necessitate farms where rabbits are specially bred for their skins." M/S of a farmhouse with a couple sitting outside enjoying the weather. Another man stands on the porch smoking a pipe. Dissolve into shot of lots of white rabbits nibbling on leaves. "Bunny" is looked after very well, for a healthy rabbit produces a valuable pelt. Oak leaves form part of his diet." M/S of the bunnies. They are eating then suddenly prick up their ears. "A modern Pied Piper." A man holding a branch walks away from the bunnies and they follow him.

    "Socially, "Bunny" is rather proud. His daily visitors are welcome, but they must keep their places." Two geese and a chicken walk beside the rabbit run. "Oak leaves are not their only food. Regular meals are provided..." M/S of food being poured into a feeding trough. M/S of the rabbits having their lunch.

    "Here are some fine specimens of Angora, Havana and Chinchilla." C/U of a white fluffy bunny. C/U of a darker haired bunny. C/U of two funny looking bunnies. "Their valuable pelts must be dried and selected very carefully, ready for the fur market." C/U of skins drying out. M/S of man sitting at a table in the open air checking the pelts. Closer shot of him at work. He turns the white fluffy skin over and blows on it.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 636.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:53:00 / 01:22:34:00
    EP 266
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    EP 266
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    Science & Technology
    fur case study
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