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Published on April 27th, 2017 | by Sofia Vida

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A Giant Rabbit Mysteriously Dies On United Airlines Flight

Well, they did it once again. Another headline for United Airline who has been struggling with bad press in recent weeks.

Apparently a rabbit that was destined to become the largest in the world, suddenly died on a United Airlines flight to the US. A celebrity was waiting to become its owner upon the rabbit’s arrival.

The rabbits name was Simon and he was already 3 feet tall. Flying on a Boeing 737 from London to Chicago, the rabbit was found dead in the cargo-hold on arrival according to breeder Annette Edwards.

Edwards, 65, from Worcestershire, has no idea what happened to her rabbit and considers it a mystery.

“He was as fit as a fiddle. I’ve sent rabbits around the world before and nothing like this happened. Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight,” said Edwards.

“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. The client who bought Simon is very famous. He’s upset.”

Simon could have become the world’s tallest rabbit as his father Darius, is the world’s largest rabbit right now at 4ft and 4in.

United Airlines made a statement to the BBC and said: “We were saddened to hear this news. The safety and well-being of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team. We have been in contact with our customer and have offered assistance. We are reviewing this matter.”

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Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.



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