Why can't everybody just have .22's

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  1. Bruce H

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    Proposal to dynamite rabbits out of their warrens Miles Kemp From: The Advertiser February 11, 2010 12:00AM 60 commentsIncrease Text SizeDecrease Text SizePrintEmail Share
    Add to DiggAdd to del.icio.usAdd to FacebookAdd to KwoffAdd to MyspaceAdd to NewsvineWhat are these?FARMERS are being urged by authorities to use poison gas and even ammonium nitrate explosive to blow up rabbits, as biological controls fail.
    A warning issued to SA farmers by the Environment Department urges them to "overcome the rabbit's tremendous breeding potential" by traditional means such as bulldozers, poison baits, fumigation, dogs and even explosives.

    "Explosives are an alternative for follow up control . . . accreditation and training is mandatory," the information bulletin issued by the Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board (ALNRMB) states.

    CSIRO Invasive Animals chief Professor Tony Peacock said the advice reflected the fact that authorities and farmers were resorting to more unusual techniques while scientists searched for the next biological control for the pest.

    The bill for rabbit control now tops $200 million a year.

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    He said the use of explosives to solve the rabbit problem was unusual but legally allowed if the user was licensed. Professor Peacock said blowing up rabbits in their warrens was not as inhuman as people might think and had been ranked by the CSIRO and RSPCA as one of the better ways of destroying warrens.

    "Calicivirus is not as effective as it was and the people that have the least problem are those who also destroyed warrens so the rabbits didn't come back," he said.

    ALNRMB operations manager Deb Agnew said biological controls were still active but rabbit populations were thought to be recovering.

    "If landholders want to retain the improved vegetation condition achieved following biological controls then they should ensure they continue to use traditional controls for warren destruction," she said.

    SA Rabbit Rescue spokeswoman Sally Arnold said explosives and dogs should be discouraged because of cruelty.


    Do them like prairie dogs here. Oh wait, idiotic firearms law. Break out the dynamite.
     
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    if someone out there does this, they had better make a video.
     
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    How bout a Holy Hand Grenade?
     
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    Would somebody please remove all the computer code mumbo jumbo so I can read that.
     
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    Jumpin jehosephat!! You mean that everyone doesn't??!!?
     
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    It depends if it is a Vorpal Rabbit. Then and only then thoust must use thine Holy Hand grenade.
     
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    I was thinking wabbit season. :rofl:
     
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    It's always Wabbit season in Australia.

    I did my part to thin the population when I lived there.
     
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    I couldn't read that.
    Where's the link?
    And where is this talking about?? If its Missouri why can't you shoot them??

    :dunno:
     
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    Say what you want, but you have to be proud of a country that prefers the individual to use dynamite instead of a gun.
    The fact that there's a group called Rabbit Rescue only goes to show they have their own branch of the "not very connected with reality" groups.
     
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    The article doesn't say, but it's in Australia.

    SA is South Australia

    CSIRO is Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

    They also talk about Perth and Adelaide, 2 large cities in Australia.
     
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    No joke. I started to read and gave up.
     
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    That should be all the "Computer Mumbo Jumbo" removed.

    To answer the OP's question about why can't everyone just have .22's.

    The land mass of Australia is about the same size as the lower 48 US states. But, they have 1/10th the population and most of that is in several major cities along the coast.

    There is lots of wide open space for rabbits to breed. About 20 years ago they were hoping to use the Calicivirus to kill off most of the rabbits, but it got introduced into the wild populations before a comprehensive plan was developed to eradicate the rabbits. So their "Holy Hand Grenade" got wasted.
     
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