Oh, my. Poor Toby:
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 anonymous operator of Savetoby.com 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.”
Fe-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of Joey Skaggs. Only he already did this prank, with dogs.
Connie said on March 18, 2005 at 12:49 pm
This is an oldie, been around a while. Did you donate?
Nance said on March 18, 2005 at 2:06 pm
What?!? I gave them $500! You don’t think they’re…having me on, do you?
mary said on March 18, 2005 at 2:24 pm
I’m off to take a cute photo of my great dane. 50k or he’s a hearth rug.
Kevin said on March 18, 2005 at 2:28 pm
Hilarious. I particularly enjoyed the recipe section on the website.
I think PayPal disabled the account associated with this website. I just clicked on the Visa/Mastercard logo and I got the following message:
“This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”
harry near indy said on March 19, 2005 at 5:50 pm
i’ve heard rabbit makes for good meat, altho’ there’s a cultural taboo against eating it.
Connie said on March 20, 2005 at 10:50 am
Well, I’ve eaten rabbit, have you? My grad school room mate oftened returned from visits to her home in the rural wilds outside Mt. Pleasant with dressed rabbit. She cooked it. I ate it. Several times. Never since.