Kids Used Tiny Baby Rabbit As Football

A baby rabbit used as a football by children in a sick game died of its appalling injuries in an animal refuge worker’s hands, she has revealed in an emotional social media post.

The tiny rabbit was brought to the Troisdorf shelter near the city of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia State, Germany, by a woman who’d rescued it from the pitch, local media reported on 29th April.

Moving photos show the baby bunny’s body curled up in the animal carer’s hand as if asleep.

Image shows the city of Troisdorf, Germany, undated photo. A rabbit died after children played football with it. (Newsflash)

Troisdorf animal shelter keeper Sabine revealed: “Children had been playing football with the little creature, the woman who saw them intervened and rescued the animal.

“When I took it out to examine it after a while, it shook briefly and then died in my hands.

“I petted it a little more. I had such a hard time putting it back down. I am shocked.”

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Sabine appealed: “Please explain to your children that animals are sentient beings who feel pain and fear.”

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