Kōrero: Rabbits

Spraying carrots with RHD

Spraying carrots with RHD

After the government refused to allow the release of either myxomatosis or rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), some farmers illegally released RHD themselves. Later many regional councils spread RHD to ensure that its impact was as wide as possible. This operator is spraying a slurry containing the virus onto bait.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1998/0228/16A
Photograph by Craig Simcox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Biological control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15280/spraying-carrots-with-rhd (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Robert Peden, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008