Brown hares and chickens were treated as 'gods,' not food when they arrived in Britain, research shows
Archaeological evidence shows that the first brown hares and chickens to arrive in Britain were buried with care and intact. There is no signs of butchery on bones examined and the ongoing research suggests the two animals were not imported for people to eat.
As a rabbit mom and archaeology student, I fond this deduction that rabbits/hares were not consumed by the British Pre-Roman contact and were likely linked to an unknown female deity extremely interesting. We all know our rabbits are divine and apparently some past cultures agreed!