I am completely intolerant of animals dying or almost dying in books and movies. Nothing makes me cry more than a cute and cuddly creature being harmed. For this reason I will never read Stephen King's Cujo or Old Yeller, nor will I watch their respective films. I can't watch The Lion King or Bambi without crying even though they're animated, and I'm a sobbing mess at the end of movies like Homeward Bound and My Dog Skip (which I was forced to watch on an airplane) where the animals don't die but have near death experiences. But I love Watership Down. It's a fantastic book. And yet BUNNIES DIE. So I hate this book, but I also love it.