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Originally posted by Oblate Spheroid
Don´t see any rats driving arround in ferraris or inline skating.
Originally posted by Liberal1984
What I want to know is what “scientist” said rats don’t have cognition skills?
Why don't you use cats? We bred them purposely to chase after the buggers after all. Hell, cats are well known to take pleasure in killing small animals. I've seen many just play with a small animal for its own enjoyment.
The bad thing about animal’s abilities is that the more they have, the greater the margins of cruelty we commit against them on a near daily basis.
I personally want stronger poisons as the ones we use on the farm provide a truly agonising death, it takes literally hours for the thing to die, and I know one burns the rat’s stomach out.
The reason for their cruelty is because the government has legislated against the more potent poisons. However in this age of science surely we could have a more species specific, humane, rat poison?
In the mean time I prefer using the traps that keep them in boxes so that you can drown them. I know drowning is far more humane, better for the environment, and cheap (unless someone steels your traps; as has happened on a few occasions).
P.S Has anybody shown this article to the Iraqi President? I'm sure he’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that even if the rats invading the Bread Shed of Iraq’s oil wealth don’t have consciences, they at least have cognitive abilities.