Scandal-hit United Airlines is facing a new PR disaster — after a valuable giant rabbit died mysteriously on one of its planes. Three-foot Simon, destined to be the world’s biggest bunny, died in the cargo section of a Boeing 767 after flying out of Heathrow to a new celebrity owner in the US. Breeder Annette Edwards, of Stoulton, Worcs, said: “He was fit as a fiddle. I’ve sent rabbits round the world, nothing like this happened.” United’s reputation is at rock bottom after film of a doctor being dragged from a jet went viral. Edwards, 65, said 3ft Simon, expected to grow to be the world’s biggest rabbit, and was healthy when placed in the cargo hold. But Simon, heading to a new celebrity owner in the US, was found dead after the Boeing 767-300 landed at O’Hare — the airport where a doctor was violently dragged off a UA plane. Annette said: “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, of Stoulton, Worcs, added: “The client who bought Simon is very famous. He’s upset.”
As many of you know, we tend to avoid human interest stories here at The Daily Buzz, as there are so many other outlets for that sorta thing. But, this latest “PR disaster” for United was worth sharing. To be fair, there is an investigation into the mysterious demise of this giant rabbit. So, we don’t know if United did anything that might have contributed to it’s death. BUT, talk about bad timing! Wow.. To read the rest of this story, and see a photo of this critter, click on the text above.