United threatened with another lawsuit after allegedly burning giant rabbit’s remains


The sad mystery around the sudden death of a giant rabbit onboard a United Airlines flight in April deepens thanks to new, disturbing allegations made by the rabbit’s owners.

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The owners of giant hare Simon are demanding an undisclosed payment for damages and an independent investigation into what the heck exactly happened to the 10-month-old three-foot-long continental giant rabbit on the London-to-Chicago flight in late April that resulted in his death. 

Their lawyer, Guy Cook, alleges that, at some point, Simon was locked in a freezer, potentially for 16 hours, by mistake, and that’s how he died. The hare was then cremated without the owners’ consent, Cook said at a news conference Monday, pointing to UK tabloid reports written at the time of Simon’s death that quoted an anonymous airline staffer detailing the freezer incident. Read more…

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