Rental Car Employee Accused of Abusing Rabbits

In Ontario, Calif., a Fox Rent A Car employee was sentenced on Feb. 27 to three years of probation and counseling after he was accused of killing as many as 20 domestic rabbits that lived freely around the rental car office, reports the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Shea Johnson, 22, was caught on video by a coworker “killing the animals by hitting them with his fists or slamming them against walls and fences,” the article states. Johnson pleaded no contest to one felony count of cruelty to animals, and a plea bargain agreement was reached Dec. 8, 2011.

Since the incident, a nonprofit has stepped in and has collected about one-third of the estimated 300 rabbits living around the location, the Daily Bulletin reports. Bunny Bunch, the rabbit rescue organization, is working to get the captured rabbits spayed and neutered and to find them homes.

For the full article from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, click on the URL: http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_20055118

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

Who Controls Your Vehicles’ Data?

In the name of security, an automaker’s alliance is advocating denial of third-party access to the OBD-II port. Is this going too far?

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>