The photo looks more menacing that the reality of this. These children are not stringing up a rabbit. They are training the dog.
The kids decided Cinderella would be a great agility dog so they devised their own training method. They call it “follow the rabbit”.
They set up an elaborate obstacle course for her to navigate and take turns running through it dragging her favorite squeaky rabbit toy. She eagerly follows them. In the above photo, they are teaching her to jump on command. And jump she does!
Good dog, Cindy.