Animal rights activists who broke into a circus to liberate a rare white tiger changed their minds after seeing it – and took a bunny rabbit instead.
Campaigners from the Swiss faction of the Animal Liberation Front had earlier told Circus Royal director Oliver Skreinig they planned to steal the Siberian tiger and hand him to a zoo.
But when they broke into the circus enclosure and saw the animal they changed their minds – and stole a rabbit instead.
The liberationists then posted pictures of themselves online wearing black army uniforms and balaclavas and holding the rabbit.
Skreinig said: “The pet rabbit was not even in the show, it belonged to our clown’s six-year-old daughter.”