A few photos were recently uploaded online by a surprised motorist in Kunming who spotted an SUV on the road in front of him with a live rabbit swinging from the back, covering up the vehicle’s license plate.
The photos quickly spread across Chinese social media with web users trying to decide what crime to charge the driver with: Was he attempting to cover up his license plate? Or did he simply enjoy being cruel to animals? Others argued that perhaps he was just trying to tenderize the bunny before arriving home. Of course, exhaust fumes are known to add a little special something to rabbit meat.
“The driver should be hung from the back of a big truck to let him see how it feels,” wrote one angry netizen.
The images have also come to the attention of Kunming police who have launched an investigation into the matter — for covering up a license plate, not for animal cruelty.
Live animals are apparently becoming more popular than bumper stickers in China. Last month, a driver in Hangzhou was spotted on the road with two bags of ducks swinging from the back of his car.
And last Spring Festival holiday, photos of another car with “twin turbo ducks” and a chicken fixed to the top of the trunk went viral online.
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