People kept bunnies as pets before the 1st century 

A popular myth about rabbit domestication involving the Pope and hungry seventh century monks has been debunked by experts.According to the story, bunnies were first tamed in 600 AD by French religious followers whose love of food was at odds with the strict rules of observing Lent.Now a new genetics study has shown that the epicurean monks probably had little to do with the origins of the dome...