Less rabbit baiting following RHDV

The use of poisoned oats to control wild rabbits has decreased in South Australia, following the introduction of RHDV.

After RHDV spread through SA in the late 1990s rabbit numbers were reduced so much that the average demand for poison decreased by about 60-70%, and a similar picture has emerged following the arrival of RHDV2. It is good news for the environment and for farmers, resulting in savings estimated at $1 million a year.

For more information, see the RFA Newsletter Article.

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