Trader fined over overgrown rabbit's teeth

A trader has been fined for trying to sell a rabbit at a market in Stratford-upon-Avon, despite its overgrown teeth.

The rabbit had such long teeth that they restricted its ability to eat.

File picture: Rabbit being examined by vet Credit: PA

David Shipton admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the rabbit and was prosecuted by Warwickshire County Council trading standards.

The trader said he acknowledged he should not have put up the rabbit for sale with long teeth but he did not believe that he had been cruel.