Friday, March 18, 2005

Rabbit Held Hostage

'Save Toby' Site Draws Rabbit Reactions

By David Segal
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 18, 2005; Page C01

Toby is a bunny with wheat-colored fur and innocent brown eyes. He's about 10 inches long and the picture of fuzzy-wuzzy cuteness.

Sadly, in a matter of months Toby will be chopped, skinned, sauteed and served in a wine sauce.

The Web site carries a variety of merchandise whose purchase goes toward the $50,000 needed to 'save' Toby. (

The anonymous operator of has vowed to take this beloved pet to a butcher, slaughter the animal and then devour him in a midsummer feast, unless visitors to the site send $50,000 by June 30. You read it right: Send money, or the bunny is dinner.

"I don't want to eat Toby," the site operator writes on the home page, "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$ USD into my account from donations or purchase of merchandise."

To underscore the gravity of all this, there is a section with recipes for, among other dishes, Lapin Braise (take "1 Toby cut in serving-sized pieces, flour for dusting with salt and pepper"), Moroccan Hare Tagine ("Ingredients: Toby, olive oil, cinnamon") and Toby Confit ("Place Toby's legs together with the sliced garlic and rock salt in a bowl overnight"). In the gallery section, there's a photo of Toby on a cutting board, just to make sure you get the idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let you know that - in retaliation to that the owner of Toby the rabbit AND to raise money for OFFICIAL rabbit charities :-


Cheers from the Pervaders of Justice for Bunnies

Please pass this link on.
Thank you

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kill the Wabbit!!

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurry up and eat the thing and anyone who sends money to you!!

8:49 PM  
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6:13 PM  

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