*United Airlines has yet another PR nightmare on its hands. Only last month was the airline criticized and caught on camera for violently dragging Dr. David Dow down the aisle; knocking out some of his teeth, and causing him a concussion, all because of an overbooked flight. Now it appears a huge rabbit named Simon, who at 3 feet (his father Darius was 4 ft.), could have easily been on its way to becoming the largest bunny in the world, has died mysteriously while en route to its new owner. The pet’s fatal flight had originated at London’s Heathrow Airport, en route to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
Not a good look at all, United Airlines.
The rabbit’s breeder, 65-year-old Annette Edwards, from Worcestershire is shocked at the animal’s demise, and told the media that the rabbit, who was found dead in the cargo-hold upon arrival in the states, was fine when he was boarded on the plane.
“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,” she said.
The new owners name has not been revealed, but breeder Edwards’ says its a huge celebrity who is devastated at the loss.
A statement from United Airlines reads…
“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.”
So incredibly sad. RIP Bunny Simon.