Me and my family keep our Florida White in our backyard shed we converted into a nice little pen for him for the past 3 in a half years. We live in a secluded area with lots of trees and a big yard and during the day we let our bunny run around while my grandpa does yard work around the house. Anyways, last Saturday, my grandpa calls us all outside and tells us that an eagle swooped in and tried grabbing our bunny! The hawk was posted up on one of the phone poles so I threw rocks at it to shoo it away while our bunny was hiding under my parked car. My sister reached out and pulled him out. He had a scratched up nose but there were no other apparent injuries that we saw (initially). However, when we brought him inside and my sister set him on the floor he began to limp on his right hind leg. I immediately took him to the nearest animal hospital. The veterinarian administered pain medication and after sedating him for an X-Ray they found that his right hind ligament had been extensively torn and would not heal by itself. The vet told us that amputation of the leg would be the most humane option as our bunny won't be able to use the leg anymore do to the damage. She said that we could be referred to a specialist who could probably do surgery to try to repair the ligament, however it was very risky and also expensive, running to almost $4000. The amputation is our safest bet, and not as expensive. My mother and father (both, ironically work in the medical field) are convinced that the ligament will heal by itself, or at least the pain for our bunny will eventually subside, despite what the vet told us. However, my sister and I feel its inhumane to keep the leg and that amputation, while its hard for both of us to accept, is the viable and humane option. Our bunny is usually very energetic (and at times even a bit aggressive) but ever since the incident we kept him inside our house and have been monitoring him constantly and he has been very lethargic (mostly due to the pain medication he was prescribed) and seemingly depressed. Should we go for the amputation? Or should we just "wait it out", against medical advice? What are the consequences if we don't go for the amputation? Any feedback helps I just need to convince my parents since they're the ones paying the medical bill.