United Airlines under fire AGAIN after Playboy Bunny's famous giant rabbit 'dies mysteriously' on flight

By Nadim Nyker
26 April 2017

Poor Simon was on the way to his new home with a "very famous" celebrity.

United Airlines are faced with a fresh PR mountain to climb after a giant rabbit died on one of their flights.  A continental giant rabbit named Simon, who was destined to become the largest rabbit in the world, was on the way to his new home with a "very famous" celebrity. At ten months old, the rabbit was already almost a metre long and is said to have been travelling from London, Heathrow to O'Hare in Chicago after being bought by a star who resides in the United States.

The incident has caused quite the stir for the company, who are already in global hot water after a video of flight officials dragging a 69-year-old passenger off one of their flights went viral. Dr Dao was seen with a bloodied face after being forced off the too-full plane by United employees when he refused to give up his seat. Simon's breeder Annette Edwards, an ex-Playboy bunny, told The Sun that he was the world's second biggest bunny, behind his father Darius who is 1,32m in length. “We were saddened to hear this news. The safety and wellbeing of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team," a spokesperson for the airline told The Sun. “We have been in contact with our customer and have offered assistance. We are reviewing this matter,” they added.

“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 said.

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

This has been a costly affair for Annette, with the breed of rabbit reportedly costing a whopping £5 000 (R85 000) a year to keep.

Annette is also known for her obsession with rabbits, MailOnline reports, appearing on ITV's This Morning after she spent £10 000 (R170 000) on plastic surgery to look like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit.

Sources: Independent, The Guardian , BBC, The Sun

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