Against the spread of K5 calici virus and RHDV2 Rabbit Virus without proven Vaccines

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A new strain of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) known as K5  WAS released on the. 1st March 2017.  While we  understand the problems faced by farmers by feral rabbits  we feel that deliberately introducing viruses can be dangerous. K5 is strain 08Q712 of the RHDVa subgroup - that is, of Chinese origin. It was imported  along with 37 other strains (many of which also happened to be strains of RHDVa) and another even deadlier virus RHDV2, for testing to assess which would be the most suitable. The fifth strain of RHDVa tested was decided on and hence called K5. Unfortunately, various strains of RHDVa have already escaped and caused outbreaks in Australia, and now RHDV2 had spread and is killing thousands of domestic rabbits since we have no effective vaccine for it, and RHDV2 is not species specific. Please help stop this bio-logical warfare on our domestic rabbits. There are other ways to control feral rabbits including halting fertility etc.    Thankyou for signing and sharing.



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