Which animal should we be killing?
Peter Dews says it’s time to kill more rabbits and sheep to combat the scourge of rabbit deaths.
“Rabbits are an important part of our local community, they’re a very good source of meat,” he said.
Mr Dews is the president of Rabbit Sanctuary, which runs more than 100 shelters across Australia.
He said rabbits were vital for a variety of reasons including the health of the ecosystem, providing food for livestock, and contributing to a healthy environment.
“We have a very high number of rabbits, we have a lot of rabbits in the landscape and we are a very large area,” he told the ABC.
“It’s not an agricultural area, we’re not a cattle ranch, we’ve got a very small population of people in our area.”
There are many other animals that are also important to our ecosystem that we are trying to protect and provide some food for.
“Rabbit numbers have been falling around the country, with most of the culling taking place in the south.
There are currently about 2.5 million Australian rabbits, and the number is expected to drop significantly in the coming years.
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