By: Chris Yalom | 04-25-2017 | News
Photo credit: Micha Klootwijk |

Hare Dies in O'Hare

United Airlines is again facing another controversy after a fit and healthy giant rabbit died in the cargo hold of one of its flights. 

Simon, a ten-month-old, 3ft continental giant rabbit is owned Annette Edwards from Stoulton in Worcester. Simon was on track to outgrow the world's biggest rabbit which is his 4ft 4in dad, Darius.

Edwards was devastated about the incident. She claimed the rabbit died in the cargo hold of a flight from Heathrow Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.  

This comes just weeks after the said airline hit the headlines for dragging a doctor off the plane by stewards at O'Hare airport.  United Airlines CEO was forced to issue multiple apologies.  

Edwards said Simon the rabbit was in perfect health, a vet checked Simon three hours before his flight.

She added she had been sending rabbit around the world and nothing like this had happened before. The client who bought Simon is very famous and upset. 

Edwards is known for spending some £10,000 on plastic surgery to transform herself into a real-life Jessica Rabbit from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. She is a former model and a world famous breeder of animals, some of which have become the biggest in the world.

Ms Edwards shot to fame when her pet Roberto was crowned the biggest rabbit on the planet by Guinness World Records in 2004. Another award was for her bunny Amy, a massive three foot, three-inches long and weighing three-and-a-half stone in September 2009.

Her other pet Darius is now officially the world's biggest rabbit who measures over four feet long and weighs in at a whopping three and a half stone.

Darius is a Continental Giant breed, the largest breed of rabbit that can grow to around 4ft when fully grown.

The incident could cause another potential PR storm for United Airlines. United Airlines said they are reviewing this matter.


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