Owners are hopping mad about the death of their giant rabbit and they want answers Imgur/twostepsfromlost

United Airlines suffered another problematic PR situation Monday, with the threat of a lawsuit surrounding the death of a giant rabbit who died onboard a flight last month.

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The 3-foot-long rabbit named Simon — who was en route from his breeder in London to his new owners in Iowa — was found dead in his crate after the plane stopped in Chicago.

Though the airline apparently reached an agreement with the breeder on Monday, the would-be owners, a group of Des Moines-area businessmen who had bought Simon and intended to display him at this summer’s Iowa State Fair, are threatening legal action. Simon had been expected to grow to as much as 40 pounds, which would have made him the world’s largest rabbit.

The would-be owners are not only upset about his death, but also are questioning why he was cremated so quickly.

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Their attorney, Guy Cook, has reached out to the airline but has yet to hear back.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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