Giant Rabbit Dies on United Airlines Flight

United's PR disaster continues.
By Alejandra Moedano

  • Annette Edwards, a continental giant rabbit breeder in the UK, is trying to figure out how her rabbit Simon died en route to O’Hare International on a United flight.

    Annette brought her story to The Sun newspaper, claiming that Simon was completely healthy before she sent him to live with a new owner in the United States.

    Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle… something very strange has happened and I want to know what. I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.

    Annette claims that Simon was on track to outgrow his father Darius, who grew up to 4 feet, 4 inches!

    If you’re wondering what the big deal is about a big rabbit, these specially-bred bunnies are valuable. Keeping a continental giant rabbit cost $6,500 a year, and Annette also rents her rabbits for $650 a day.

    This comes at a bad time for United. Customers already don’t like flying, but lately, it’s downright dangerous.

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