Rabbit introduction 'Australia's worst Christmas present'

AS Christmas draws near, the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre has released a report detailing the destruction rabbits have caused to Australian agriculture to commemorate the release of 24 rabbits on Christmas Day, 1859.

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Over 150 years ago, an acclimatisation society released 24 rabbits for hunting to help settlers feel at home, which the research centre described as Australia's "worst Christmas

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