They are holding a bunny hostage in Europe too - goes by the name of Bernd.
2:04 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
His paypal button is not working so I used his email address and sent him a rabbit recipe.
4:14 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
It's a scam. He's not really going to slaughter him. It's a game. He only wants the $50,000. On the slaughter day, he'll just post a notice saying "I didn't get enough money. Sorry Toby's going to die. Then he'll happily walk away with $60k. Who's to say those figures are correct at the bottom? The recipes are all pushing viewers to donate.
4:43 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
When I first saw it the "deadline" was 28th February!
Still a great idea though :)
4:49 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
Hey, if you are willing to give, obviously it was a good ploy. ;)
5:02 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
I don't think he's actually got that amount of cash at all...
It's a 'buskers hat'
Which, for those who enjoy Carp fishing, will have a very good understanding.... tricky devils....
11:53 am on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)
I think the "ransom" is just a red herring (to keep with the fishing metaphors). This is a brilliant and very deliberate attempt to create a hampsterdance/Mahir type viral phenomenon.
I expect a very busy shop. That's quite a range of products he's got.
1:27 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)
Theres not enough there to put between two buns. The most he'll get out of that thing (from the butcher) is a lucky rabbits foot.