BREAKING: Myxomatosis outbreak in the High Peak

Myxomatosis Now has warned that there is an outbreak of the rabbit-killing disease in the High Peak.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 5:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:30 pm
A rabbit with Myxomatosis.
A rabbit with Myxomatosis.

They said wild rabbit populations have seen an outbreak of the myxoma virus in the area of Tunstead Milton and are calling for all rabbit owners to take their pets to the vet if displaying symptoms of illness.

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The group added: "Myxomatosis is a man-made disease to control the rabbit population. The way it does this is not acceptable in terms of the amount of torture and distress it forces on these animals before they die."