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    Berlin's Poor Should Catch Rats
    Picture the scene -- hundreds of poor people armed with clubs chasing rats through the streets of Berlin.

    THIS IS SO WRONG imo

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    The way it's presented makes it sound wrong, but basically the governemnt is putting a bounty on rats. Who kills them, and how they do it is up to the individual.

    I personally would use traps. Easier and probably more effective.

    Govts and ranchers have put bounties on the heads of different species in the past. When I was in high school we would hunt coyotes, ranchers paid $80 per head.
    "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine

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    rats are a problem, and should be dealt with. Hitting them with bats and shovels isn't a very good way of doing it though.

    Anyone who learned about the Black Death knows why rats are not good in a city the size of Berlin (or any other size)

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    Affiliate program for rats. lol.

    My neighbors had 2 rats for pets. Apparently they make good pets. I don't know if it was a certain breed or not (didn't want to get close) but glad they are now gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian
    rats are a problem, and should be dealt with. Hitting them with bats and shovels isn't a very good way of doing it though.
    Yeah, it was a Chicago rat that first coined the phrase "Here Kitty, Kitty". If I come face to face with one I really hope I've got a bat or shovel nearby.

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    What then? Poison? I think spreading around poison in those proportions could be dangerous, not only for rats…

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