Rabbits evolved to have superbly functional ears - large to capture as much sound as possible, located high on the head and able to rotate 180 degrees to listen for approaching predators from all directions. Then evil humans came along and bred bunnies that looked "cuter", with floppy ears that hang over the ear canal muffling sound and dramatically reducing the owners ability to see or to point the ears in any particular direction. I can't help but feel sorry for these beautiful creatures so badly mangled by human selfishness with no way of experiencing life as nature intended.
I feel particularly sad in this regard for the great French Lop. Not only are they (relatively speaking) as deaf as a post and constantly surprised by things suddenly appearing close by, but they also have to suffer the indignity of dragging those big funny things around in the dirt and mud. There's literally nothing they can do to experience sounds properly like a straight eared bunny.
Isn't that right Jinny?