Continental rabbits are some of the world's largest, and at just 10 months old Simon was already a whopping three feet five inches long. His father, Darius, currently holds the Guinness Record for being the largest rabbit in the world, measuring four feet four inches and tipping the scales at over 50 pounds. Simon was reportedly en route to meet his new celebrity owner in the States. "The client who bought Simon is very famous. He’s upset,” Edwards said.
Of course, it's not unheard of for animals to die on airplanes. According to the US Department of Transportation, 35 animals died in transit over the course of 2015 in the US, across 17 different airlines. However, United Airlines accounted for 14 of those deaths, meaning nearly half of the animals that died during a flight that year did so on a United plane. That's not a good look.
h/t New York Times
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