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Old 02-10-2019, 11:51 AM
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Where I live, rabbits are classified as "vermin". We are not allowed to keep them as pets, even desexed.

According to the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Queensland (DPIFQ), the maximum penalty for keeping a rabbit as a domestic pet is now $30,000.
Ah, I'd forgotten the other meaning of "exotic" -- in ecology, it simply means an introduced species. And in the Antipodes, rabbits are also an invasive species, their introduction being just one of the several ill-conceived open-air experiments in ecology that have gone on down there. (Cane toads being another.)