Mysterious Death Of Simon The Giant Rabbit Onboard United Flight Leaves Us With Questions

By Kayleigh Roberts

Looks like United Airlines is in yet another PR snafu. Simon the Giant Rabbit, a bunny who was, according to his owner, likely destined to become the official biggest rabbit in history, died mysteriously on a United Airlines flight to Chicago's O'Hare airport.

Simon was already 3-feet-long at the time of his death, according to his breeder Annette Edwards. "Simon had a vet's check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle," she told [The Sun](https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3414045/brit-bunny-riddle-as-rabbit-destined-to-be-worlds-biggest-dies-on-united-airlines-jet-to-us/?CMP=Spklr--Editorial--TheSun--News--TwImageandlink--Reply--TWITTER). "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."

For its part, United wasted no time releasing a (this time positive and supportive) statement about the sad turn of events.

"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. We have been in contact with our customer and have offered assistance. We are reviewing this matter," it said in a statement according to The Courier-Journal.

Simon's father was also a famous rabbit named Darius, who was 4 feet long:

Our hearts go out to Simon's owner, whom the rabbit was traveling across the world to be with. "The client who bought Simon is very famous. He's upset," Edwards explained. Any pet owner would be devastated by news like this and we can only hope United gets to the bottom of what happened and takes steps to ensure it never happens again.