Oregon meat class goes on despite bunny burglary



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A herd of rabbits, 17 in all, have been returned to their owner less than one week after they were reported missing the night before a rabbit-cooking class.

Oregon farmer Levi Cole believed there was political motivation behind the Saturday theft. Police have no suspects in the bunny burglary. Cole reported the theft the night before he instructed a class on raising, slaughtering and cooking rabbits.

The rabbits were found at Portland's rabbit-adoption agency, Rabbit Advocates. One rabbit had been adopted by the time police arrived.

Portland Meat Collective owner Camas Davis said it's is the first time anything like this has happened to the group.

Rabbit Advocates did not return a call from The Associated Press on Friday.

Portland police say Cole initially over-counted the number of rabbits taken.