The owners bought Simon for $2,330 from a British breeder in the hopes of him being crowned as the largest hare in the world at the Iowa State Fair this summer. Unfortunately, that distinction is gonna have to go towards the "hopper"-up.
Did one of the owners have a prior fatal attraction?
The investors said they will seek damages in addition to ordering an outside investigation into the airline's policy for transporting animals.
They want compensation for "the economic loss of Simon's future attraction as the 'World's Largest Rabbit.'" If their inquiries are not met with a response within seven days, they plan to sue United.
Lead attorney Gary Cook accused United for "failure to provide Simon the appropriate measure of care he deserved, which resulted in Simon's death."
He alleged that Simon was accidentally locked in the freezer for 16 hours after landing. "United Airlines can issue any statement they like but their company’s credibility is under question when they immediately cremate the giant rabbit Simon without anyone’s consent," Cook said, refuting Hobart's claim on finding Simon still alive after landing. “They destroyed the proof.”