Monday, April 25, 2011

Worst rabbit plague since 1995 could spiral out of control


IT'S the worst rabbit plague in Australia since the 1995 release of the calicivirus from Wardang Island.
And it's threatening much of the good work in eradicating the nation's most costly animal pest.
Authorities have blamed a reduced focus on controlling the rabbit pest and immunity to calicivirus for the growing problem, which costs the nation an estimated $200 million a year.
Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia chairman Nicholas Newland said a failure to recognise the extent of the emerging issue was exacerbating the problem.
Read more here.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to note that over 90% of environmental damage is due to livestock... not sure how much could be left for rabbits to contribute...


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