First doctors, now bunnies.
A valuable giant rabbit that was “fit as a fiddle” — and destined to be the world’s biggest bunny — mysteriously died while flying United, a report says.
“Something very strange has happened and I want to know what,” fumed breeder Annette Edwards, 65, of the UK.
“I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before,” she told The Sun. “The client who bought Simon is very famous. He’s upset.”
Edwards had been flying with the 3-foot Continental Giant rabbit, dubbed Simon, out of Heathrow Airport to his new celebrity owner in the US when he inexplicably kicked the bucket.
Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle,” she explained.
The prized pet had been stored in the cargo section of the Boeing 767, which is where United Airlines crew members found his lifeless body upon landing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport — the same place the infamous David Dao incident occurred.
On April 9, Dao was forcibly removed from his seat and battered by airport police in an attempt to make room for United staff. The doctor’s attorney later claimed that the incident left Dao with a concussion, a broken nose and two missing front teeth.
Airline sources told The Sun that United was scrambling to find out what happened to Simon following his death — and that they now fear another potential PR disaster could be on the horizon. “After the viral video, no one wanted responsibility for killing what was to be the world’s biggest rabbit,” a source said of the scandal-plagued airline