To: Queensland Premier
In the state of Queensland, a law was passed to ban all pet rabbits. Any person found with a pet rabbit is fined $30,000 and the rabbit is confiscated & euthanased by Queensland law.
We the undersigned object to such fines being faced by responsible people who love their pet rabbits. The Queensland government should be promoting desexing, vaccination and registration of pets to encourage the public to be responsible with all animal care not promoting hate and misunderstanding of an innocent creature.
Domestic pet rabbits are not a threat to Queensland's environment. They cannot exist in the wild if let loose. They are prone to attack from many predators, will starve to death due to lack of food/water and would be under threat from released viruses.
We ask that the Queensland government review the $30,000 fine that responsible pet rabbit owners face if caught. Rabbits that are desexed, vaccinated and registered with councils should be exempt from fines and legally allowed to be kept in Queensland.