Rabbits and Shakespeare don't mix

July 7, 2011 4:49:00 AM PDT
Actors in a Shakespeare production in New York were supposed to skin a dead rabbit during a scene in "As You Like It."

But animal rights activists didn't like it.

So the Royal Shakespeare Company will have to come up with another idea for the dinner scene.

When the group did the play back in Britain, it was able to find a supply of rabbits that were killed humanely. But it says there's no similar source in New York.

The issue prompted a heated discussion on the Shakespeare company's Facebook page.