Ed Snible writes:
The Wikipedia entry for Paul Felix Armand-Delille, a French professor who accidentally killed 98% of the rabbits in Europe during the 1950s, says "Armand-Delille found himself both condemned by rabbit hunters and showered with praise by farmers and foresters. Prosecuted, in January 1955 he was convicted and fined 5000 francs; and honored, in June 1956 he was awarded a gold medal to commemorate his achievement by Bernard Dufay, honorary director-general of the French Department of Rivers and Forests. The medal depicts Armand-Delille on one side, and a dead rabbit on the other."
I was wondering if anyone has a picture of the medal - I couldn't locate one. Thanks.
To read the Wikipedia entry, see: Paul Felix Armand-Delille (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Armand_Delille)
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