United Airlines is facing yet another public-relations disaster — after a valuable, giant rabbit died mysteriously on one of its commercial flights.
3-foot Simon, destined to be the world’s biggest hare, died in the cargo section of a United Airlines Boeing 767 after flying out of Heathrow to be gifted to a new owner in the US.
Simon’s breeder Annette Edwards was quoted, “He was fit as a fiddle. I’ve sent rabbits round the world, nothing like this happened.”
United’s reputation is already trashed after a clip of a doctor being dragged from a jet went viral.
Edwards said that Simon was expected to grow to be the world’s largest rabbit, and was healthy when placed in the cargo area.
“Something very strange has happened and I want to know what,” said the sad and frustrated breeder. “I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.”