A motorist in Kunming, an area located in Southwest China, was both surprised and upset after seeing a live rabbit swinging back and forth from the back of an SUV. The photos quickly circulated through China’s social media with viewers trying to decide if the act was more animal cruelty or an attempt for the driver of the car to hide his license plate.
According to the Shanghaiist, most web users were disturbed over the apparent animal cruelty, however some of the wry humor left readers disgusted and irate. Comments ranging from the man “tenderizing the bunny” or “mixing exhaust fumes adding to the taste of the meat” were met with angry comments about the man in the car being intentionally cruel to a defenseless animal and making the bunny suffer egregious fright and pain.
“The driver should be hung from the back of a big truck to let him see how it feels,” stated one reader commenting on the disturbing photo.
Perhaps to add insult to injury, noting the lack of concern and callousness of authorities as to animal cruelty, was the report to the Kunming Police who stated they had launched an investigation as to the incident, however officials were only concerned with the driver covering up his license plate. Obviously animal cruelty has no limits in Kunming. There have been no updates on the condition of the bunny or even if he survived the abuse.
(Photo of live rabbit hanging from SUV via Shanghaiist link of photos via social media)
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