Justice for Rabbit That Died on United Airlines Flight

Target: Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines

Goal: Apologize for the death of Simon the continental giant rabbit, and launch a thorough investigation.

United Airlines is once again in the news; and as usual, it’s not for a good reason. Just weeks after a passenger was violently torn from a United Airlines flight, a beloved giant rabbit has mysteriously died while traveling with the airline. Simon the continental giant rabbit was found dead after being transported in a United Airlines flight from the U.K. to Chicago. The breeder has stated Simon was “fit as a fiddle” before the flight, with no obvious reason why he would suddenly die during transit.

In fact, breeder Annette Edwards has stated Simon received a routine veterinary checkup just hours before flying. According to United, Simon is believed to have died sometime after takeoff, though no precise explanation for the cause of death has been publicly presented.

“The safety and well-being of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team,” a company spokesperson told the New York Times.

Edwards isn’t satisfied, and is urging United to investigate further. “Something very strange has happened, and I want to know what,” she told The Sun newspaper.

United says they’ll look into the situation. However, if you agree this mysterious death should not only be investigated, but also deserving of an official apology, then please sign this petition.


Dear Oscar Munoz,

Once again, United Airlines finds itself in the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Somehow, a cherished giant rabbit, Simon, has died on a United flight from Heathrow to Chicago. The cause of the death remains unclear, though it’s undeniable United has an obligation to investigate. On top of this, we urge the company to immediately apologize, and begin taking steps to provide meaningful support to Simon’s owner.

It goes without saying that United is no stranger to controversy lately. In the case of a passenger who was recently forcibly removed from one of your flights, the company only exacerbated its public relations disaster by failing to immediately provide a satisfactory response. As CEO, you now have a second chance to do the right thing, and apologize immediately for Simon’s death before moving forward with a serious, credible and thorough investigation.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Pay the family of that rabbit!!!

  2. There should be a full investigation. If animals are dying on the planes, the conditions for them must be pretty awful.
    Kathryn Irby, I don’t think the rabbit’s owner should be paid, as she is a breeder, and therefore probably exploiting animals for profit. I have no sympathy for her, only for the poor rabbit.


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