Just two days prior, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be implementing a trap and relocate plan over concerns that the rabbits, who had lived there for years, were a health threat.
Taylor believes the rabbits were intentionally poisoned by the state department, but there’s also evidence that an outside party could have been involved.
Keeping watch over the property the night after the rescue mission, a volunteer spotted someone pull up in a car and toss lettuce out for the rabbits to eat. It was soaked in antifreeze fluid. The state has since called for an investigation into the suspicious deaths.