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Danish radio station slammed after allegedly killing rabbit

Danish radio station harshly criticized after allegedly killing rabbit live on morning show

Danish radio station slammed after allegedly killing rabbit

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish radio station has been met with a storm of angry protests after its hosts claimed they clubbed a young rabbit to death on air with a bicycle pump.

Co-host Kristoffer Eriksen from public broadcaster Radio24syv said the Monday morning show stunt was aimed at initiating a debate about "the vast hypocrisy surrounding our relationship with animals."

Zookeeper Jesper Lauritzen told Radio24syv he had advised the channel on how to put down the nine-week old rabbit as painlessly as possible.

Radio24syv later posted a video on Facebook allegedly showing the cooking of a rabbit and an English-language explanation about the action.

A group claiming more than 800 supporters have appealed to listeners for a boycott of the broadcaster.

Updated : 2021-09-25 14:15 GMT+08:00