United Airlines had the most animal deaths on flights last year

Think twice before you let your beloved dog — or bunny rabbit — fly.

United Airlines UAL, +0.51% is investigating an incident where one of the world’s biggest rabbits was found dead when a three-foot Continental Rabbit named Simon was found dead on a flight from the London Heathrow airport when the airplane landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The rabbit was reportedly traveling in the cargo hold.

“Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle,” breeder Annette Edwards told the U.K. Sun newspaper. “I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.

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