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Date Posted: 05:58:55 08/20/04 Fri
Author: Felix
Subject: Re: Rabbits are not a problem, humans are!!
In reply to: bunny 's message, "Rabbits are not a problem, humans are!!" on 15:08:48 09/04/03 Thu

>Regarding rabbits, please note the following facts.
>1. Humans cause more damage to the environment (and
>continue to do so) than any other species.
>2. Rabbits have been deliberately imported and let
>loose in some countries like Australia by humans(they
>didn't ask to be bought there).
>3. Pet rabbits are not a danger to the environment
>(this has been proven by Australian State Governments
>relaxing the laws regarding the number of pet rabbits
>people can have in every State except Queensland).
>4. In Australia, humans have caused the extinction of
>many animal species and continue to do so through land
>clearance for homes, farms and clearing land for
>livestock with hard hooves which damage the Australian
>5. When wild rabbits were introduced into Australia,
>had already caused the extermination of many species.
>wild rabbits filled a niche in the food chain and have
>become a prime food source of wedge-tailed eagles and
>birds of prey. When Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease escaped
>the Australian environment and rabbit numbers dropped
>the Strezlecki ranges, Wedge-tailed eagles ceased to
>6. Myxomatostis and predatory animals keep rabbit
>down in most parts of Australia. In some parts of
>wild rabbits are not a problem at all and are never
>mentioned in the press.
>7. Rabbits, dogs, cats and other animal pet and farm
>species are mistreated, abandoned and euthanased yearly
>in their thousands (world wide, in their millions) by
>stupid human beings. STOP CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
>So before you blame rabbits or any other species for
>our sins, get your facts straight. Better still, become
>a vegetarian and stop the continued destruction of
>Australian bush by introduced hard hooved meat animals
>on Australia's fragile landscape and topsoil.

Hi Marguerite - I totally agree with you here, well said!

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