We shouldn’t poison rats, as they’re sensitive creatures and ‘we must learn to live with them,’ an animal rights group has claimed.
Paris Animaux Zoopolis launched an advert campaign to highlight the virtues of rats – claiming they are ‘sensitive individuals’ and ‘have feelings’.
The advert campaign on the Paris Metro comes as authorities in Paris budgeted £1.5 million to get rid of an infestation of four million rats in the French capital – with 4,950 ‘anti rat’ operations in parks and buildings.
Philippe Reigne, the group’s co-founder,said, ‘Rats should not be seen as synonymous with filth.’
Reigne claims that rats actually reduce rubbish – by eating seven kilos each during their lives.