A staff member confessed that ‘the rabbit arrived fine but there was some sort of mistake and he was locked inside a freezer overnight.” Confirming that the rabbit arrived well to the airport but was mishandled after the flight.
It has not been the best month for the airline that, once again, is involved in a flight scandal.
Only a few weeks have passed since the viral scandal that put United Airlines in the hot spot after forcefully removing a passenger from one of their flights. Although this time, the victim wasn’t a person but a bunny who passed away under their care.
Simon, one of the world’s largest bunnies, unfortunately died in the pet holding facility, after being transported from London to Chicago. That is one long flight. He was only 10 months old, and his father, was a world held the Guiness World Record at 4-foot long.
His owner, Anette Edwards, insisted that the bunny was in good shape before the flight. As it is well known, all animals must go through a physical before getting on the plane, to be able to get all the permits needed.
“Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle”, assured Edwards. “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.”
United Airlines confirmed that they are investigating what happened. “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,” they said.