Yeah - I watched it. I understand their point, and good for them and all, but I don't agree with rabbit showing... Most rabbits hate being handled as is, and to be handled by strangers is even worse. That's just too much stress. Yes, I imagine show rabbits are bred to be nice and calm and enjoy being patted and stuff like that, but, the fact of the matter still stands that they're prey animals, and huge, massive people swooping down to poke, prod, lift them to their eye level, and poke and prod them some more... I don't get it.
And many of these people were in a rush, and they seemed to be roughly handling the rabbits - one of the judges appeared to be picking up a huge rabbit, by bracing his arms around its rump.
So, maybe I'm biased, and I'm kind of sorry I watched it. *shrugs* I barely agree with showing as is - lots of animals, minus a few breeds of several species, don't like being poked and prodded at by strangers - and what's the point? So people can "oooo" and "aaaahhh"? Seems rather pointless to me honestly - I mean I'm not trying to start a debate, I just think rabbit showing is utterly pointless and honestly rather cruel.