Story: Rabbits

Collecting dead rabbits after poisoning

Collecting dead rabbits after poisoning

These pest control operators from the Wellington regional council are picking up dead rabbits after a poisoning operation. Depending on the poison, rabbit carcasses can be deadly if eaten by dogs and cats, so they are usually removed after poisoning operations near towns or walking tracks. However on farmland the carcasses are often left lying, so farmers need to keep their dogs under control.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/2124/12
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Source: Environment Waikato

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - The role of government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008