Tbh, people steal assets and sell them in Second Life all the time. I remember someone trying to sell swords from a Skyrim mod in SL and the Skyrim modder taking legal action against them, which is probably about what happened here.
The press release from Akimeta/Distelhurst was already posted above by Deliciousbees.
Their opinion on the situation is it sucks for the Ozimals’ customers who are going to be out of who knows how much real life cash and what kind of precedent the following days/weeks/months will set for any future breedables that either decide or are forced to close up shop.
I’m now really sad about this. I’ve never played Second Life, and never knew about this pet marketplace or these little bunnies before reading this… but I can’t help but feel a little distraught to think about all the people who bought these critters in earnest who are forced to lose them.
The idea of losing little collectables is always heart-breaking to me, so I hate to think that this is happening to so many people.