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Game Commission Takes Measures To Address Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease


Last updated 10/1/2021 at 12:37pm

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has taken important steps to address Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD), a considerable threat to the Commonwealth’s domestic and native wild rabbit and hare populations.

A recent executive order from the agency prohibits the importation into Pennsylvania of any wild lagomorph – a group that includes rabbits, hares, and pikas – or any of their parts or products, including meat, pelts, hides and carcasses, from any state, province, territory, or country where Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2), one of the viruses that causes RHD, has been...

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