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US Man Stoops To Rabbit Burrows For $50,000

The trend of holding humans as hostages in exchange for ransom or other benefits seems to have seeped down to the burrows of little innocent rabbits in the USA. Sounds really strange, but it is unfortunately true.

An anonymous person in America, the site operator, has reportedly kept a rabbit, Toby, hostage, demanding $50,000 (£26,500) in exchange for it and threatens to slay and eat it up if he does not receive the payment. Furthermore, the operator has stipulated the deadline for the ransom on June 30, which means the bunny has his days numbered in case the hostage taker’s whims are not taken care of. The site operator preferred not to divulge his name since he was being threatened to death by many.

An unabashed homepage of his site,, read, "I don't want to eat Toby. He is my friend, and he has always been the most loving, adorable pet. However, God as my witness, I will devour this little guy unless I receive $50,000 into my account from donations or purchase of merchandise.”

While speaking to a US news correspondent over the phone, the operator denied that the entire story was true and not a farce as it looked to be, shamelessly replying, “No, not at all. As a matter of fact this is very serious. If we don't get $50,000 we are gonna eat the rabbit.”

The donation account had, however, been taken offline as the service provider registered many complaints. As of now, the website has gathered about $20,000 (£10,600) for the life of Toby.

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