To these people I say, you have obviously never been attacked by a rabbit. When trimming their claws yesterday we found out exactly how much an angry (as opposed to paniced, as they usually are when they hurt me) rabbit can hurt you. The male was okay but the female hissed and spit and thrashed and snarled and generally acted like a psycho with sharp, inch long claws. Afterwards she delivered a very painful nip to metalrabbit which would have been a full on wrist piercing bite if not for a good sweater being in the way.
So, for future reference, being attacked by a bunny is not a laughing matter.