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U.S. HOPS INTO FRAY OVER RABBIT DEATHS

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Federal agriculture officials were looking into a miniature golf course where bunnies running loose are the main attraction.

At the urging of animal rights activists and Rep. Jimmy Quillen, R-Tenn., Department of Agriculture inspectors visited Bunnyland Mini Golf, agency spokeswoman Cindy Eck said Friday.About 80 rabbits at the course have been found mutilated over the past two months. The Humane Society and the Tennessee Network for Animals want the surviving rabbits removed.

Rabbits run freely at Bunnyland, and the course sells food to customers to feed them. The USDA could revoke the business's license as an animal exhibitor.