10,000 rabbits culled before Easter in NZ

rabbitRabbit is a cute, nice pet and its little jumping movements amuse everyone. But in New Zealand, they are declared as a menace. For rabbits, Easter is really a nightmare. Hunters were on the prowl to kill as many bunnies as they can. They have already slaughtered hundreds of rabbits already in the annual 24-hour Easter shooting bonanza. This is being organized because bunnies destroy crops in a big way, according to a report in Guardian. “The bunnies cause massive land erosion on the farms around here, and hunting is the most effective and efficient way of controlling it,” said an official. The great bunny hunt has been running for 25 years and draws seasoned hunters from across the South Island, who often hunt through the night, taking turns to shoot, drive and nap. This year 27 teams, of 12 hunters each, took part – with names such as “happy hoppers” and “anti-pestos”. The most bunnies ever shot during the Easter bunny hunt was 23,000. The bunny hunt started at 9am on Good Friday, and hunters spread out across the Central Otago district – from Alexandra to as far as the tourist hotspot of Queenstown 90km away.

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