Beers With Demo beat me to the story of Washington D.C.’s new Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 that requires that outdoor rats and vermin NOT be killed, but humanely trapped, in FAMILIES and relocated (probably to Virginia) without stressing them in any way.
That included the rats infesting the Occupy D.C. camp (and, no, I am not being euphemistic about the people infesting the camp).
So, I want to offer a stockpiling tip to my readers: get yourselves some of THESE while they are still legal (hey, if they can outlaw the lightbulb here in Opposite World, ANYTHING is possible, right?)...
The Victor Electronic Rat Trap. That’s right, electronic. This video breaks it down nicely...
Four C batteries and ZAP! Squeaky bites it. I live in the country and own two...they are THE BOMB. Mice, rats, even got a squirrel once. Clean, fast, humane. About $40 at Home Depot and worth every penny...especially if it pisses off PETA.
So, folks in Virginia, you have some new friends coming your way soon...give em a proper welcome.