It is a well-known fact that rabbits have difficulty breeding. Thankfully, Chinese scientists have come to the rescue by cloning a rabbit, a world first. Conservationists and other animal lovers can now sleep better at night knowing that the thinning herds of rabbit that dot the planetary landscape will be able to avoid being endangered. Maybe someday the pitiable rabbit will be able to enjoy some minor flash of dominance in a niche ecosystem tucked in, say, England, California, Italy, far-flung Australia or even some remote forgotten island. With hope and Chinese cloning ingenuity. What's truly impressive about this is the Chinese diligence. Admittedly, though, it's not like they have anything else that needs cloning attention.