Republicans think killing cute bunnies and pet goldfish is becoming of a Presidential contender? Herman Cain says goldfish, rabbit are safe | MNN - Mother Nature Network No need to worry about that rabbit*or goldfish in Herman Cain's surreal new "campaign" ads — he says no animals were harmed in the making of the videos. * It remains unclear, though, if we should be worried about Cain himself. * If you haven't seen the ads yet, brace yourself, then click here. Both feature the same little girl standing in a dystopian landscape and explaining a non-intuitive metaphor: goldfish = economy, mud = stimulus; rabbit = small business, catapult + shotgun = tax code. "Any questions?" the girl asks, twice, in each ad. * The ads have drawn criticism from animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society and PETA, which say they trivialize animal suffering. Cain's political action committee responded on YouTube that "the goldfish is fine," and Cain told Politico on Tuesday the rabbit is, too. "The liberals are trying to paint it like I'm killing animals," he said. "The rabbit that we shot was a toy, stuffed rabbit. It was not a real rabbit."