We can no longer hide behind these masks, or argue over poison. The time has come to acknowledge that we are the pests too!
Rabbits were also common on ships, a good source of meat while out at sea and it is known that they were set free on islands as food for castaways. They were still imported to New Zealand up until the 1860s to create a domestic meat and fur trade. Rabbits took longer to establish as a pest, but once farming had helped create a suitable habitat for the rabbit to thrive, the spread and growth in numbers soon became unmanageable in as little as 20 years.