Keeping a pet rabbit in Australia could send you broke!
24 wild rabbits were introduced and released in Australia for the purpose of creating a local population for hunting purposes in October 1859. Since then the rabbit population has exploded accross the country and the rabbit is considered a pest in every part of Australia. Some parts however are a little more strict than others due to the need to protect fragile local ecosystems. In areas that a further introduction of rabbits could decimate local wildlife the penalty for keeping a rabbit as a pet is $30,000!