Hold Men Accountable for Torturing and Killing Pet Rabbit


Target: Councillor B Burn, Mayor of Seaham Harbour

Goal: Ensure that men who kidnapped a pet rabbit and tortured it to death are punished to the fullest extent of the law

Recently, a group of men aged 17, 19, and 20, were arrested after posting a video of themselves torturing a pet rabbit to death. They had stolen the rabbit, a white lionhead named Percy, from her family’s hutch. The men put the terrified rabbit in a bathtub with them, then set her on fire and threw her out of a window.

Additionally, Percy the rabbit had just given birth to five 11-day-old babies. Now, the family must nurse the babies themselves in the absence of the mother. The family of three children, including one four-year-old, is completely heartbroken. According to the family, the rabbit’s bonded mate is anxious and upset—many rabbits die of anxiety when their mates are removed from their company.

There is no excuse for the kind of cruel and inhumane behavior displayed by these horrible men. This delicate family pet spent the last moments of her life in pain and terror, and these men proudly posted video of their cruelty. It shows no remorse or even the slightest understanding of their horrific crime. It is incredibly unsettling that these heartless individuals are free to continue their inhumanity.

Please sign this petition to ensure that these men are held accountable for the heartless kidnapping, torture and murder of a beloved family pet.


Dear Councillor B Burn,

I would like to bring to your attention the vile and cruel acts of the three men who stole a family pet, a white lionhead rabbit, from its hutch and proceeded to torture it to death. They forced the rabbit, named Percy, into a bathtub with them, set it on fire, and threw it out a window. Afterward, they proudly posted a video of their actions online.

The family of Percy the rabbit is heartbroken, even more so because Percy had just given birth to five 11-day-old babies that they must now nurse themselves. The rabbit’s mate may also suffer dire consequences now that his partner is missing. Rabbits are so delicate that sometimes the sudden removal of a mate can cause them severe emotional trauma.

Please hold these men accountable to the full extent of the law. Their actions were horrific and the unabashed glee with which they posted video of the incident shows a sadistic nature that must be curbed. Their actions are vile and unsettling, and I urge you to take proper action.


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Image Credit: Caffeinegeek via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Nicola Sharples says:

    If they’re sick enough to do this to a defenceless creature – its only a matter of time before these absolutely vile people try to do something even worse, just send them to prison before they do anymore damage.

  2. Suzanne Eden says:

    String them up !

  3. Reading this makes my blood boil just shows how immiterial that poor animals suffering was to vile scum alike


  4. Please continue to sign this petition, please lets not forget about Percy and the suffering the poor soul was made to suffer.

  5. Alice Cheang says:

    Signed. Would very much like to have an update on this petition. Was justice served?

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