earless-bunny
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Pop Culture.
Photo: Spiegel.de

In an effort to capitalize on the birth of a rare earless bunny, a small zoo in Berlin inadvertently brought about its unfortunate end.

According to Spiegel.de, a news team was setting up to film the potential media star when a cameraman accidentally stepped on him; killing him instantly.

“We are all shocked,” the zoo’s director told Spiegel. “During the filming, the cameraman took a step back and trod on the bunny,” Dempewolf said. “He was immediately dead, he didn’t suffer. It was a direct hit. No one could have foreseen this. Everyone here is upset. The cameraman was distraught.”

Tragic all around. The zoo says they were hoping to market the little guy, named Til, via the media. His body has been frozen pending a decision whether or not to have him stuffed.

‘Cause you know – there’s still money to be made here. Jeesh.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://twitter.com/Winafish Remy Chevalier

    Reminds me of Alice Cooper stepping on baby chickens during a grossout contest with Frank Zappa.