There used to be a rabbit hutch, too, at the end of the garden. But not any more.
“One morning, when I came out to feed my rabbits, I was surprised to see that the hutch door was open,” recalls Elfriede.
“I looked inside and saw Rocco just lying there. His head was missing. A little later I found Felina in the bushes. She’d been killed, too. I just cannot understand why.”
Rocco and Felina are among the 30 pet rabbits killed in the towns of Witten and Dortmund since last summer.
Many of the rabbits have been decapitated and the blood drained from their bodies.