ROBOTS COULD DESTROY ALL LIFE IN THE PACIFIC
by Todd Hartley
If you’ve heard of the film (or the actual object) “Rabbit-Proof Fence,” you may have some idea of Australia’s unfortunate history with invasive and non-native species. Suffice it to say that back in the day, a guy released 24 rabbits so he could hunt them, and they bred like rabbits, and eventually Australia had so many rabbits the government had to run a fence all the way across the country to try to contain their numbers.
It apparently didn’t work, because Australia now has more than 200 million rabbits and has taken to spreading a virus that is deadly to rabbits to try to kill them off. Apparently, the virus doesn’t work very well, either. Read the rest of this entry →