Leeds & West Yorkshire

Rabbit's ears 'cut off with scissors' in Bradford park

A stray rabbit found in a park had both its ears cut off by someone using a pair of scissors, the RSPCA has said.

The animal was found near Dirkhill Road in Bradford on Sunday by a member of the public.

Vets say the rabbit, which survived the attack, also sustained a badly broken leg, which will have to be amputated.

Joanne Hartley, from the RSPCA, said: "This animal has suffered incredibly. What happened to this rabbit's ears can't have been an accident."

She added: "We actually believe they have been cut off using scissors. It's inconceivable that someone could do something so terrible to a living thing."

The rabbit's owner could not be traced as the animal was not microchipped.

It is currently being cared for by the charity.

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