I see rabbits all the time – why all the fuss about “saving” them?

The rabbits that most people see are eastern cottontails, a different species than the native New England cottontail. Eastern cottontails were imported to the region in the twentieth century; it turns out they can live in smaller and thinner patches of cover than what New England cottontails need, so now they're more common in the six states where New England cottontails are found.