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World's longest rabbit is 'rabbitnapped'






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The world's longest rabbit has been stolen from his home. Darius, a continental giant rabbit, measures 129cm from nose to tail. Police say he was abducted from his home in England late Saturday evening. Local police said: "It is believed the rabbit was stolen from its enclosure in the garden of the property of its owners overnight on Saturday. We are appealing for information following the theft." Darius' desperate owner has offered a $2,750 reward for the safe return of her beloved pet. She told the rabbitnappers that Darius was too old to be bred.

There has been a spike in pet thefts in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Darius' owner has appealed to those who made off with her rabbit. She said: "Every animal is an individual that can't be replaced, and it's just so upsetting because he is such a loveable character." The police said the theft was a high-profile case as the animal was a celebrity in England. They believe the thieves have an "ulterior motive" and know the commercial value of the rabbit. The UK's policing minister called animal theft a "vile crime" and promised to crack down on it.

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