Rabbit as Pest

Especially in regions of the world such as Australia, rabbits are commonly seen as pets who destroy agricultural crops. But, when one examines the history, it becomes clear that most of these overpopulation problems are due to human intervention in wild rabbit populations. Now, however, the rabbit as a pest has become such a problem that extensive, and often cruel, measures have been taken to reduce wild rabbit populations. 

Australia is perhaps the best example of a rabbit overpopulation problem and extensive human efforts to combat the problem, often with tragic results.

A news clip of the rabbit overpopulation at the University of Victoria.