BREAKING: Myxomatosis outbreak in the High Peak

A rabbit with Myxomatosis.
A rabbit with Myxomatosis.

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

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.

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."