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May 27th, 2018
02:33 am
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Someone should call the ASPCA on the Repticon vendors!
Someone went to Repticon and this is what they saw D: The jerk didn't even give the baby feeder rats enough water and had them all scrambling for the bottle. Also he had them cooped up in a plastic tub. No animal deserves this kind of inhumane treatment! >:-/ Laws need to be changed to protect small animals and ban live feeding!!!



May 25th, 2018
01:31 pm
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This scumbag from the UK thinks it's funny to target shoot and sick his ferrets on small animals!
This huge waste of oxygen from the UK who is not only a slimeball but a mofo POS makes me sick with how he sicks his pet ferrets on wild rats, and he even thinks it's especially funny when they catch and kill baby rats! The scumbag also target shoots small animals D: I hope this bastard dies slowly and painfully in a fire or from some incurable disease! >:-/




May 20th, 2018
08:46 pm
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Ship Rats and Pirats, two ratty books you might enjoy reading <:3O~
First there is Ship Rats, a book about rats voyaging upon the High Seas by author Rhian Waller, which can be obtained here : http://www.lulu.com/shop/rhian-waller/ship-rats-a-tale-of-heroism-on-the-high-seas/ebook/product-23649686.html

Ship Rats is an animal fantasy adventure set in the 1700s. It is part of a trilogy charting the voyages of Lu, Rip and Preen, three young rats who end up as accidental stowaways on a Dutch freighter. They face storms, hostile ship rats, drunken sailors and more; and this is only the start of their voyage around the world... Younger readers can enjoy this with their parents/guardians from ages 5-7, independent readers from 7-9. Part one of the Rat Tales Trilogy. This book supports APOPO which trains “HeroRATS” to save lives. Search APOPO for details.

Then there is Pirats a second ratty book by author Rhian Waller which can be purchased here : http://www.lulu.com/shop/rhian-waller/pirats-a-tale-of-mutiny-on-the-high-seas/paperback/product-23644201.html

Rip and her two sisters, Lu and Preen, survived storms and conflict on the voyage to Jamaica. But trouble is on the horizon when they meet a crew who are not what they seem... Stranded on a strange vessel, can Rip adapt to life on a pirate ship escaping the shadow of the slave trade, save the rats on board and find a way back to her family? To do so, she will have to become a Pirat! Sequel to the Wishing Shelf Award-winning Ship Rats. Profits go to the APOPO HeroRATs anti land-mine organisation.

May 4th, 2018
10:18 pm
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Creep in Scarborough Ontario running an illegal pet shop from home >:-/
This twisted SOB think's it's okay to make blood money off of small animals by breeding and selling pocket pets as live food from his home! >:-/






April 4th, 2018
09:49 pm
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Happy World Rat Day! <:3O~
Happy World Rat Day!




www.worldratday.com/WhatIs.htm…

What Is World Rat Day? WORLD RAT DAY! APRIL 4, 2012! THE TENTH ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL RAT HOLIDAY!

April 4, 2012 will mark the tenth celebration of World Rat Day, a holiday designed to recognize the fancy rat as a wonderful pet and companion animal for people of all ages. Sometime in 2002 on the ratlist, the longest standing mailing list on the internet dedicated to the topic of the pet rat, a discussion was sparked about the possibility of initiating a holiday to honor and promote pet rats as the wonderful companion animals they are. The date of April 4th was selected to be World Rat Day because this is the only certain date associated with the beginning of the ratlist (under the current ownership of James Kittock and Robyn Arthur). Any day of the year could have been selected but April 4th was settled on as a small tribute to the ratlist, a list that has truly been a great boon to all pet rats everywhere.

All true fans of the pet rat know that these dear, sweet animals deserve greater recognition and admiration, and that their image suffers from ignorance and unthinking prejudice. World Rat Day can be a day to win back some respect to rats through positive promotion, or at the very least, it will be a special day to offer delicious treats and fun gifts to our pets, making some rats very happy and getting some cute photographs in the process!

Many rat fanciers will choose to celebrate World Rat Day by planning private parties, with friends and family attending and possibly bearing gifts and treats to unsuspecting and surprised rats. World Rat Day greeting cards will surely make their way around the globe and in to the homes and hands of many grateful rats, although nobody can say whether they will be cherished or shredded. Many rat fanciers will probably plan larger events such as Ratfests, where many rat fanciers meet at a private home or special location to share food and rat-positive cheer. At least a few rat fanciers will seek out positive means to promote these special animals in various medias. World Rat Day lends itself well to organizing large-scale ratfests, contacting various medias for coverage in the "human interest" section of the newspaper, and even television programs. Whether World Rat Day is devoted to private parties or public outreach, we all will be prepared on World Rat Day to explain to anyone who asks that the pet rat is a wonderful pet with all the qualities necessary to become a part of the family. The pet rat is intelligent, devoted, clean, gentle, and imminently lovable. World Rat Day will prove all this to be true through the special efforts we make to honor our pet rats.

Join us in making the first World Rat Day a huge success by planning a private party, ratfest, public promotion or other event on April 4, 2012. If you would like to express your interest in helping to promote World Rat Day 2012, please contact Susan at susan@worldratday.com.

We have many special years of World Rat Day to look forward to, so there is plenty of time to work towards future events. World Rat Day in 2012 will be on a Wednesday. Tell everyone you know, and be sure to join the banner campaign to promote World Rat Day. If you are interested in adding a World Rat Day logo to your Web site, feel free to use any of the logos here.


If you would like more information about the ratlist, the oldest mailing list on the Internet dedicated to the pet rat, please visit the following link:
groups.yahoo.com/group/ratlist
April 2nd, 2018
08:50 pm
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Words cannot describe this. Rats frozen alive in freezer - 3 survive D:
These evil people who did this need to be locked in a giant freezer until they're frozen solid! >:-/ Thank you to Mainley Rat Rescue for taking in the three girl rats who miraculously survived the ordeal of being frozen in a freezer.

March 9th, 2018
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You do not threaten to abandon your pet outside if you cannot look after it anymore! >:-/
I don't care who you are, if you own a pet there is no excuse to not take it to a shelter or rescue if you cannot look after it anymore! What's even worse is the ad poster threatened to throw their two pet rats out in the cold if nobody took them. D: I simply cannot express what angry things I'd like to do to them for even saying that, let alone if they did that! >:-/

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/pet/d/free-dwarf-rat/6490642665.html

February 14th, 2018
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People who sell animals as live food make me sick!
This rattery takes pride in making blood money off of small animals getting them pregnant over and over and then selling the babies as live food! They should not be allowed to own any animals and the SPCA should confiscate all their pets!





February 10th, 2018
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This is nothing but animal cruelty! I hope this monster dies in a fire!
I reported this video, but it's obviously a troll channel, but whoever did this feeding a live rat to a snapping turtle needs to burn in a fire!!! If you want to report the video, the info is in the screencap.

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Jail this horrible bitch! >:-/
https://www.peta.org/blog/heartbreaking-woman-flushes-hamster-denied-flight/?utm_source=PETA%3A%3AFacebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=0218%3A%3Aacom%3A%3APETA%3A%3AFacebook%3A%3Awoman+flushes+hamster+blog%3A%3A%3A%3Alink

Heartbreaking: Woman Flushes Her Hamster After Being Denied Flight
Written by Zachary Toliver | February 9, 2018

Spirit Airlines faces a public relations mess after an employee allegedly told a customer to flush her hamster down a toilet in order to board a flight, even though she had previously received the OK to bring the small rodent aboard.

At this point, you’re probably thinking something like, “Awful! Spirit had better accommodate her! Shame she had to reschedule her flight to take her hamster back home, or to a friend’s, or to an animal shelter, or to the first person willing not to kill an animal in cold blood.”
Nope. Belen Aldecosea apparently flushed her live hamster down the toilet.

Aldecosea claims to have called and checked with Spirit Airlines twice before her flight to make absolutely sure that her alleged doctor-certified emotional support animal—a hamster named Pebbles—could board with her. According to a spokesperson from Spirit, the airline mistakenly told Aldecosea that Pebbles was allowed but denied that anyone in the company recommended flushing her.

Before apparently killing her “emotional support animal,” Aldecosea was able to finagle a later flight to try and work out what to do with Pebbles. This begs the question: If her flight could have been exchanged for a later departure, what made her time so valuable that she had to kill Pebbles? What would she have done if instead of a hamster, Spirit had turned away her dog or cat? Would she have killed that animal, too?

Of course, it’s unquestionable that Spirit Airlines’ incompetence in first assuring Aldecosea that she could board with her hamster, then rescinding that permission, sparked this entire heartbreaking chain of events. A teeny, tiny hamster in her travel cage wouldn’t have posed a threat to any other passenger.

However, flushing a living being down a toilet is not only cruel but also illegal. Aldecosea should be charged for killing Pebbles, and if an airline employee did, in fact, advise her to drown her hamster, the company should be held accountable as well. This must have been a horrific, terrifying death.
Be Prepared Before You Fly

Traveling with animals can be a logistical nightmare. In some cases, it may be better to leave your animal friends at home in the care of a trusted sitter, such as a relative, close friend, coworker, or neighbor. While flying might seem to be the fastest and least stressful way to go, it can be the opposite if you’re turned away before boarding or if an animal is forced to fly in the cargo hold—which can be a death sentence.

Guarding and protecting a life isn’t something to be flushed away when times get tough. We owe it to our animal companions to do the best by them.

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What a sick creep of a person? :-S
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5363111/Logan-Paul-tasers-two-dead-rats-new-controversial-video.html


Logan Paul sparks controversy again by TASERING two dead rats and scooping languid coy fish out of his pond despite vowing to 'be better' following suicide forest scandal

Paul, 22, uploaded the offending video to his YouTube channel on Monday
It showed him tasering two dead rats on the balcony of his bedroom in his $6.55million Encino home
At the start of the video, he pulled out a fish from his coy pond to 'give it CPR'
He put it back in the water then called an expert to 'revitalize' the creature
Viewers slammed his insensitivity and questioned if he had really changed
Last month, Paul apologized for filming a suicide victim in a forest in Japan
He pledged $1million to suicide prevention charities then later blamed the controversy on parents who let their children watch his

On Tuesday night, Paul made a citizen's arrest when he returned home to find a man on his couch
The man was a fan who had gained entry through an unlocked door, say police

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:46 EST, 7 February 2018 | Updated: 12:52 EST, 7 February 2018

Unaffected YouTube star Logan Paul has sparked controversy again by tasering two dead rats in his latest video just a few weeks after vowing to be more sensitive towards the issue of death.

Paul, who took a three week hiatus after being universally slammed for picturing a suicide victim and laughing as they hung from a tree in Japan last year, uploaded the new video to his channel on Monday.

It showed him padding around his $6.5million mansion in Encino, California, showing off his 'Maverick' merchandise and leading viewers out onto his bedroom balcony where the two dead rodents were.

He said the had been brought there by his Pomeranian Kong. An assistant later admitted to putting one there.

With the same assistant and another friend by his side, Paul stood over the dead rodents on his balcony and pondered how to get rid of them.

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Logan Paul has sparked controversy with a new YouTube video which shows him tasering two dead rats on the balcony of his bedroom at his $6.55million Encino home. He is shown with two assistants as he administers the electric currents
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Logan Paul has sparked controversy with a new YouTube video which shows him tasering two dead rats on the balcony of his bedroom at his $6.55million Encino home. He is shown with two assistants as he administers the electric currents
The rats had been strategically placed on the balcony in front of the star's feet. One was a baby

The rats had been strategically placed on the balcony in front of the star's feet. One was a baby

He then shocked the group by producing the taser, screaming: 'No rat comes into my house without getting tased!'

The 22-year-old then administered several electric currents to fry the already motionless animals as his assistant screamed: 'Why?'

After firing his taser, he used the electric wire still connected to one of the rodents to lift it into the air.

The camera zoomed in on its body.

Later, after they had been place into a large trash can, Paul tasered them again.

'Why? It's already dead! Why?' his assistant yelled.

Earlier in the video, he was filmed scooping out a languid fish from his extravagant coy pond and giving it CPR to 'revitalize it'.
The stunt horrified Paul's assistants and co-stars who yelled and gasped as he calmly fried the rodents

The stunt horrified Paul's assistants and co-stars who yelled and gasped as he calmly fried the rodents
The 22-year-old then used the wire which was still connected to one to lift it into a box

The 22-year-old then used the wire which was still connected to one to lift it into a box
Even once the rodents had been put in the trash, Paul carried on tasering to the shock of his assistant

Even once the rodents had been put in the trash, Paul carried on tasering to the shock of his assistant
Earlier in the video, he scooped a languid fish out of his coy pond as his friend watched

Earlier in the video, he scooped a languid fish out of his coy pond as his friend watched
Paul gave the fish 'CPR' then put it back into the water and called an expert who detoxified the water it was swimming in

Paul gave the fish 'CPR' then put it back into the water and called an expert who detoxified the water it was swimming in

Twitter users were not impressed with the stunt and complained that it was 'too soon' after his suicide forest scandal

Twitter users were not impressed with the stunt and complained that it was 'too soon' after his suicide forest scandal

Viewers who are still reeling from his misinformed suicide forest video last year were not impressed with the content.

They took to Twitter to complain in their droves about Paul's ongoing insensitivity.

'I'd love to say Logan Paul has changed and learnt to respect dead things since coming back on YouTube.

'But now he's just tasering them instead,' said Twitter user Elliot Hackney.

'Logan Paul reckons he's a changed man since returning to YouTube; especially after the...incident a few weeks back. Now he's tasering dead rats; how is this acceptable?' asked John Armstrong.

'At least he moved on from dead people to dead fish and dead rats,' quipped another.
Paul was universally slammed for uploading a video on New Year's Eve from Japan's 'suicide forest' where he and his friends had gone camping for a laugh. They stumbled upon a victim hanging from a tree and kept rolling afterwards, even zooming in on his body
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Paul was universally slammed for uploading a video on New Year's Eve from Japan's 'suicide forest' where he and his friends had gone camping for a laugh. They stumbled upon a victim hanging from a tree and kept rolling afterwards, even zooming in on his body
The victim that Paul included in his footage of the trip. DailyMail.com has altered the image to protect his identity. Paul did not when he first uploaded the video. He removed it not long after it was posted online
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The victim that Paul included in his footage of the trip. DailyMail.com has altered the image to protect his identity. Paul did not when he first uploaded the video. He removed it not long after it was posted online
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Paul, who made $12.5million in 2017 thanks to ads on his YouTube videos and sponsored Facebook and Instagram posts plus sales from his Maverick merchandising, returned to YouTube earlier this month after a three-week break to 'reflect' on his content.

On January 31, he appalled viewers by uploading footage of a suicide victim hanging from a tree in a forest in Japan.

Paul and his friends had jokingly gone to spend the night in the woodland and giggled how they told viewers that it was 'haunted' by the souls of the thousands who take their lives there.

They came across the man by accident but continued rolling and zoomed in on his dead body as Paul shouted: 'Are you f**** with us bro?' before calling police.

He was universally condemned and took the footage down not long after it was posted, later posting a grovelling Twitter apology before signing off.

He dedicated his first video back to suicide prevention and pledged $1million to charities which support the issue.
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After a three-week hiatus, he returned to the spotlight at the end of January to donate $1million to suicide prevention charities and appeared in a video with suicide survivors who he interviewed to try to educate himself on the issue
On February 1, he made a graceless appearance on Good Morning America where he complained that he'd received death threats and said parents should not let their parents watch his content
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On February 1, he made a graceless appearance on Good Morning America where he complained that he'd received death threats and said parents should not let their parents watch his content

Vowing to 'be better', he said solemnly to the camera: 'I was ignorant.'

His humility did not last long.

Just a few days after the video was uploaded, Paul played the victim during an interview on Good Morning America where he bemoaned the fact that the scandal had lost him millions of dollars.

'It's been tough, cause ironically I'm being told to commit suicide myself,' said Paul.

'Millions of people literally telling me they hate me, to go die in a fire. Like, the most horrible, horrific things.'

He then told interviewer Michael Strahan that the fault lay with the parents of teenagers who allow them to browse the internet unmonitored.

'I'm going to be honest with you, Michael, I think - I think parents should be monitoring what their children are watching more,' said Paul.

'Every parent I meet whose kids are under the age of 9 or 12, I go, "Hey, you let your kids watch my stuff." And they go, "Yeah, what am I going to do?" But at the same time it's not like I'm a bad guy. I am a good guy who made a bad decision.'

On February 4, two days after the interview, he posted a video to his vlogs channel where he jokingly referred to the scandal and his break from the spotlight.
All his humility appeared to have been lost when he made his first vlog after the hiatus. It showed him washing up on a beach, after the scandal, and boasting about his 'lit' content
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All his humility appeared to have been lost when he made his first vlog after the hiatus. It showed him washing up on a beach, after the scandal, and boasting about his 'lit' content
Paul even boasted about the fact that the scandal won him a million new subscribers
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Paul even boasted about the fact that the scandal won him a million new subscribers

Appearing on a beach as a dishevelled wreck, he argued with a spoof commentator who, in a voiceover, labeled him a disgrace, saying: 'What you mean disgraced? Boy I took a break. Besides, I'm still lit AF.

'What other YouTuber you know can take a three week break and still get A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS?'

In that video, he appeared shirtless with a fish on a spear.

On Tuesday night, with the criticism for his latest video growing, Paul returned home to his luxury house to find an intruder sitting on his couch, charging his phone.

He made a citizen's arrest then waited for police to arrive, according to TMZ.

Sources said the man was a fan who simply wanted to meet the internet star.

Paul and his brother Jake are among the highest-earning YouTube stars in the world.

Like his brother, Jake has run into controversy.

Earlier this month, he was filmed rapping the N-word during a freestyle performance in one video.

He has also terrorized neighbors in the plush California enclave of Calabasas where he owns a $6million home.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5363111/Logan-Paul-tasers-two-dead-rats-new-controversial-video.html#ixzz56gATEQKd
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Evil scumbag caught torturing rodents and posting videos on Youtube! >:-/
https://www.peta.org/blog/peta-helps-bust-rat-mouse-torturer/?utm_campaign=0214+PETA+Helps+Bust+Alleged+Rat+Mouse+Torturer+Tweet&utm_source=PETA+twitter&utm_medium=Tweet

PETA Helps Bust Alleged Rat, Mouse Torturer
Written by Paula Moore | February 4, 2014

If you ever doubted the power that one person can have when he or she suspects that an animal is being abused, this case will dispel that doubt. Recently, Chicago resident Michael Semens allegedly posted videos online depicting the torture of a rat and a mouse—in one video, part of a live rat’s tail and both of her ears are cut off, and in the second video, a mouse ensnared in a glue trap is tased to death. Mouse torture

As soon as a concerned citizen alerted PETA, we saved the videos, which were private and wouldn’t have been seen by authorities without the complainant’s help and our involvement. We then tracked down the suspect’s address and turned over our evidence to local police—who arrested him within hours. He has been charged with two felony counts of animal torture and two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.
Never Be Silent

If you witness any animal abuse—whether it’s in cyberspace or in your local community—please alert law-enforcement authorities immediately. If the agency isn’t responsive, contact PETA. Your intervention could mean the difference between life and death for an animal.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/michael-semens-rodent-torture-243321501.html

Man Accused of Torturing Rodents, Posting Videos to YouTube
"I literally work in garbage. If I see a rat, I catch it," Michael Semens told judge
Published at 8:19 AM CST on Feb 3, 2014 | Updated at 12:50 PM CST on Feb 3, 2014

Man Accused of Torturing Rodents, Posting Videos to YouTube
Michael Semens

A Chicago man faces animal cruelty charges after prosecutors said he posted video to YouTube showing him torturing and killing a rat and a mouse.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Saturday allowed Michael Semens, 24, to be released on a $10,000 individual recognizance bond. Semens must remain on electronic monitoring while awaiting trial.

Semens allegedly posted one video showing him cutting off a portion of a live rat’s tail and later cut off both of the rat’s ears with surgical scissors, according to a police report.

A second video showed Semens using a Taser on a live mouse on a glue trap until it was dead, police said.
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When police arrested him Friday, he told police, "I know I messed up. I shouldn’t have done it," according to a police report.

Before setting the bond, Panarese asked Semens what he did for a living.

"I literally work in garbage. If I see a rat, I catch it," Semens said.
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Semens, of the 2100 block of West 22nd Place, has no criminal history. Upon his arrest, he told police the nine-volt Taser used in the video was in his girlfriend’s purse.

February 1st, 2018
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This creep of a man was supposed to babysit a lady's pet rats but instead he said his cat ate them!
This creep was trusted to look after three pet rats and then when the lady got back he told her that they were dead and that they got out and his cat ate them. There was no damage to the cage so if the rats had gotten out it would be totally his fault! D:

There really is no excuse for something like this to happen, because if you have cats, you should keep the rats well away from them and place their cage in a safe space! This jerk should be charged with animal cruelty!!!





These are the innocent victims of the scumbag! I seriously hope karma comes back and bites you in the worst way creep!!!

January 29th, 2018
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This is not a rat trying to take a shower, the animal is desperately trying to get the soap off it!
This is not a rat trying to take a shower, the animal is desperately trying to get the soap off it!

It's A Rat's World magazine
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I'm sure most of you have seen this video going around by now. Does it creep anyone else out, or is it just me? Anyone else think it's a hoax? Anyone else think that if it's not a hoax that it's not a rat? I mean what rat stands that straight? What rat has dark furry feet and hands? And where's the tail??! Maybe it's a rodent of some type, but I don't think it's a Rattus norvegicus or even a Rattus rattus. And if this isn't a hoax, I definitely don't think it's "washing" itself. I think it's desperately trying to get the soap off that some human covered him in. What are your thoughts?

https://nypost.com/video/bizarre-footage-captures-a-rat-taking-a-shower-in-a-bathroom-sink/


Bizarre footage captures a rat taking a shower in a bathroom sink
January 29, 2018

Unusual footage surfaced from Peru showing a rat taking a shower. The small animal even takes time to soap up all its hard-to-reach spots, making it seem like it was really cleaning itself.



Also the mouse in this so called "Clever Mouse Plays Dead To Fool Cat" is not playing dead, it's injured with a broken back by the cat! The people laughing in the background and the person filming the video are all sick in the head!



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What to do if your pet rat has lice?
https://www.thespruce.com/pet-rat-lice-1238521



Pet Rat Lice
What Lice Are and How to Treat Them

By Adrienne Kruzer, RVT

Updated 02/17/17

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If your pet rat is itching and scratching, he may have a common ecto-parasite called lice. The word is terrifying and probably makes you itch just thinking about it, but don't worry, there are ways you can avoid this gross little parasite and safely treat your pet if he contracts it. Pet lice can be treated and eliminated safely if you know what to do.

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First, Kill the Lice!



If you suspect your pet rat has lice, seek medical attention from your exotic pet veterinarian immediately. Your exotics vet can diagnose your pet with lice and treat it appropriately, possibly using a drug like ivermectin or selamectin off-label (meaning the drug is not intended for this purpose but veterinarians routinely use it and are legally allowed to do so). Do not attempt to buy over-the-counter medication from a drug store or pet store to treat rat lice. Human lice treatments are far too strong for a small pet and can kill your rat. Pet store treatments can be dangerous in their own right, causing seizures or just being ineffective and a waste of money. It's better to rid the lice from your pet, than the pet from the lice, so play it safe and speak with your vet.

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Clean the Cage Thoroughly



After your rat has received proper treatment from your vet, and before returning your pet to his enclosure, thoroughly clean and wash the cage, dishes, and any toys in the cage with water and some mild dish detergent. Be sure to rinse all the soap off before putting fresh bedding in. Throw out any bedding and food that could have been previously infected, and freeze any remaining materials to kill any insects that may be hiding out for at least 24 hours. If it is below freezing outside you can always put your rat's cage and belongings outside overnight to freeze (but not your rat!) and then replace the bedding, water, and food the next day.

03 of 05
Species Specific



This means humans get human lice, mice get mouse lice, guinea pigs get guinea pig lice, and rabbits get rabbit lice. So don't worry about you or your child getting lice from their pet rat with pediculosis (lice infestation). If a rat louse jumps on you it won't bite you, and it won't survive. In other words, you can't get lice from your rat and you can't give it to him either.

04 of 05
Mites Vs. Lice

Simply put, mites are arachnids like spiders and ticks, and lice are insects like ants. There are also two kinds of lice, sucking lice and biting or chewing lice. The sucking lice are more worrisome than the chewing lice because of the possibility of blood borne disease transmission and anemia (excessive blood loss). Regardless of the type of lice your rat has both are quite itchy. Don't delay treatment if you see your rat itching.

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Pets at Risk



Rats, mice, guinea pigs, and gerbils are the most common pets to acquire lice. Oddly enough, as popular and over bred as they have become, hamsters are not widely known to get infected with lice but guinea pigs commonly do. Rabbits will occasionally become infected, especially if they have spent time with other rabbits, such as at a fair or a rabbit show.

If your rat is itching it is best to get him checked out by his vet after cleaning the environment and making sure the air isn't too dry in your house.
January 13th, 2018
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Tips on welcoming your new rat
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/rats/tips/welcoming_new_rat.html?credit=web_id1398961

Welcoming Your New Rat

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When you first bring your rat home, they're likely to feel stressed by the transition to an unfamiliar environment. They may be away from their littermates for the first time and will be inundated with strange sounds and smells.

Less stress

You can ease your rat's stress by following a few simple steps:

Set up your rat's cage with appropriate accessories before you bring them home; a nesting box and other places to retreat will help your rat feel safe.
Use the same type of food and bedding that they're used to and introduce new products slowly.
Give your rat a day or two to get settled after their arrival, and discourage friends and visitors from handling them during this adjustment period.

Once your rat is comfy and relaxed in their new home, you'll be ready to take your relationship to the next level by introducing them to gentle handling.
Multi-rat households

Rats are social animals who crave the company of other rats. Even so, if you've acquired a new rat as a companion for another, you shouldn't introduce them right away.

You need to keep your new rat quarantined for at least two weeks after you bring their home to prevent the possible spread of disease. This means keeping them in a separate cage in a separate room of the house and not allowing them to interact with your resident rat.

During the quarantine period, make sure your new rat is eating and drinking normally and appears active and alert. Once you've had your veterinarian check them out, you can begin introductions.

Introductions need to be gradual to allow the rats to get to know each other's scent. Introducing them too quickly can lead to fighting and rejection.
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Remove/Investigate Mouse Torture Video
Animal Abuse Investigations



We are demanding the immediate removal and investigation of a HEINOUS video of prolonged and sociopathic ANIMAL TORTURE posted on the Chinese Portal, SINA.COM, and is spread through social networks.

Numerous international crime investigation agencies are tracking animal abusers because the kind of horror seen in the video is easily translated to humans and society. It doesn't matter to this kind of perp whether the victim is a mouse or a person, they are clearly stimulated by physical and psychological pain and suffering.

The gruesome video is NOT RECOMMENDED for viewing. It is short and shows a mouse that is tied down and has limbs that have been previously cut off while the perpetrator performs another removal. The mouse clearly sees what is about to happen and can not get away. This is one of the most sick, deplorable and deeply disturbing acts we've seen.

William Howard, Director
Animal Abuse Investigations
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CEO and President, Sina Corp.
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Reasons for signing

People think that just because mice have been abused and killed by humans through out the ages and used in laboratory experiments, that mice don't deserve any better and deserve to be treated inhumanely and cruelly and were created to be abused and killed by humans, but the fact of the matter is that mice are just like humans anatomically, physically and mentally, they feel pain and fear and agony when tortured just like us and deserve to be treated no different than humans. If mice were physically different from humans then humans wouldn't use them in laboratory experiments to find cures and treatments for humans. So let's treat them like we treat our own kind .... please
Jasmin Sanders, Van Nuys, CA


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Safe and toxic woods for rats to chew. (Avoid the toxic ones of course)
https://www.thespruce.com/safe-and-toxic-woods-for-rats-1238293

Safe and Toxic Wood For Rats to Chew

By Adrienne Kruzer, RVT

Updated 04/28/17



Rats are rodents that need to chew on things regularly to keep their teeth trimmed and healthy (because their teeth grow continuously throughout their life). Wood is a popular and natural choice for rat owners to provide to their pets but not all types of wood are safe. Before just grabbing that tree branch from your backyard or a chunk of wood from the local lumber yard, make sure that the wood you are offering your pet is safe, free of pesticides, untreated, and free of paint.



Many woods on the safe list can be found in your yard but if you aren't 100% sure on what it is, it is best not to give it to your rat.
Safe Woods (and Wood-like Substances) for Rats to Chew

apple (thin apple wood sticks can often be purchased from pet stores)
arbutus
ash
bamboo cane
blackberrry
blackcurrant
cholla
coconut shell (can be purchased at craft stores and pet stores, usually with hermit crab supplies)
cottonwood
crabapple
dogwood
grapevine
hawthorn
hazelnut
kiwi
linden
manzanita
mulberry
pear
pecan
pine (kiln-dried white only)
poplar
quince
rose hip
sycamore

Toxic Woods for Rats to Chew

abale/esia
alder
almond (can produce cyanide)
apricot
aspen
balsam fir
beech
birch
black locust
blackwood
bog wood
boxwood
buddleia
cashew
cedar
cherry
citrus (all citrus woods including lemon, orange, lime, etc.)
cocobolo
cypress/bald cypress
dahoma
ebony
elang/mukulungu
elder/elderberry
elm
eucalyptus
fig/cape fig
fir
goncalo alves
greenheart
hemlock

horse chestnut
iroko
juniper
kapok
laurel
magnolia
mahogany
mansonia
maple
mimosa
mopane/mopani
myrtle
nectarine
oak/cork
obeche/abachi
okuhaba/yungu
oleander
olive
opepe/kussia
paduak
pau ferro
peach
peroba rosa
pine (fresh pine is toxic as are pinecones)
plum
plywood
prune
purpleheart
quebracho
redwood
rosewood
satinwood
sassafras

sequoia
snakewood
spruce
teak
walnut
wenge
willow
yew
yunnan
zebrawood

Other safe wood options for rats are available in pet stores. Woods marketed for chinchillas and other rodents are usually safe to offer to your rat but make sure the type of wood is not on the toxic woods list before putting it in your rat's cage (just in case). The same goes for the material that hide boxes and cages are made out of (if they are made of wood). Any items in the cage are fair game for your rat's teeth to nibble on so you want to make sure they are safe!

If you think your rat may have eaten a toxic wood then contact your exotics vet as soon as possible. Different woods are more dangerous than others and affect your rat in different ways.
Wood Bedding for Rats

It used to be common to house your pet rat on wood shavings but we have learned that there are more comfortable and safer options for our pets. Aspen shavings are the safest of the wood shavings available at pet stores if you still must use them but you should avoid pine shavings. Cedar shavings are thought to be the most dangerous to rats so you should under no circumstances house your rat on cedar bedding.

Besides the fumes and possible ingestion of toxic wood shavings, wood can be irritating to walk on.

Rats may develop sores or small cuts on their feet and might itch due to the wood being irritating to their skin. Options such as recycled paper bedding (such as CareFresh) are preferred over wood shavings for their absorption qualities and softer texture.
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Only a monster could do this and they need to be caught and put in jail!!!
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/12/24/officials-rescue-more-than-80-tame-rats-abandoned-fort-collins-field/980108001/

Officials rescue more than 80 tame rats abandoned in Fort Collins field
Associated Press, Associated Press Published 1:27 p.m. MT Dec. 24, 2017




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LOVELAND (AP) – Animal control officers rescued more than 80 domesticated rats from two Fort Collins natural areas.

The Reporter-Herald reports officials say the Larimer Humane Society received a report Thursday that about 30 apparently tame rats were at the North Shields Ponds Natural Area.

Humane Society officers rescued some of the rats Thursday, and then another call came in Friday that echoed the concerns of the first. The caller had found dozens of friendly rats at Riverbend Ponds Natural Area.

Animal Protection and Control Officer Jason Downs says he used some peanut butter cookies his children had made for him to lure the rats out of the bushes. It took officers about an hour to round up the rats.

Officers determined the rats most likely were abandoned by the same person.

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Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald, http://www.reporterherald.com/

Animals: Colorado program connects senior pets with senior citizens
October 30th, 2017
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Manhattan Gallery’s Squeaking Floor Angers Rodent Lovers


Natasha Millikan, a self-described mouse expert, at the Castle Fitzjohns Gallery on the Lower East Side, where she had shown up to oppose an art installation features mice beneath a floor that visitors walk on.
Jeenah Moon for The New York Times
By SARAH MASLIN NIR
October 29, 2017

There are 70 white mice in individual boxes set like tiles on the floor of a gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In clear plexiglass cages, designed to be stepped upon, they peer up underfoot in an exhibition exploring phobia.

To Natasha Millikan, a self-described mouse expert who squatted on the checkered floor on Sunday afternoon, her head pressed into her hands as around her mice shivered, chewed bits of wood or slept beneath her boots, it was an exploration of torture.

“Mice are prey,” she said into her cellphone, to the artist, Joseph Grazi, whom the gallery owner had called at her request after she arrived from Jersey City to protest the show. “They have the instinct to be terrified from anything up above them, any shadow. So at this point, these guys are just shutting down.”

Mr. Grazi disagreed. The animals, so-called feeder mice, he said, had been destined to be eaten by reptiles. Here in the shallow tiles beneath gallery-goers feet, they were well-fed and happy.

“You can’t understand how they feel,” Ms. Millikan, who runs a Facebook group, Rats and Mice are Awesome, with 43,000 members, replied. “Because you’re a predator!”

The interaction was the result of a campaign that has emerged since animal activists took notice of the monthlong exhibit, “Prehysteria,” which opened on Oct. 19. And it has sent the four-year-old space, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, into the same cross hairs of controversy recently trained on more venerable institutions: This fall, the Guggenheim pulled exhibits involving live animals, including lizards and insects, from an installation called “Theater of the World” by the Chinese conceptual artist Huang Yong Ping, where the penned animals vied for survival.

The gallery has been inundated with negative online comments, as well as haranguing phone calls from as far away as Europe. The owner, Vincent Harrison, said the public response had revealed the challenges of weighing criticism against artistic repression, not to mention the well-being of a bunch of rodents.


The mice in the installation, called “The Social Network,” had been feeder mice, destined to be eaten by reptiles, said the artist, Joseph Grazi.
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“Bothering people, causing conflicting emotions, to me is part of my job as an artist,” Mr. Grazi said. He said he often calls out what he sees as the hypocrisy of treating, say, an eagle better than a chicken in his art. “Everywhere I walk there is some barbaric rat trap, or some sign that says, ‘We are currently poisoning rats,’ but nobody cares because they are out of sight, out of mind,” he added. “Here the only problem is that they are the opposite: They are in sight, in mind.”

Mr. Grazi, 33, who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, created the mouse-tiled floor installation, called “The Social Network,” as a commentary on the isolation endemic in social media. Arranged like a chessboard, each tile is roughly a square foot and contains a tiny dish of water, a stick, some food pellets and a little white mouse with red eyes sitting on black sand.

On Sunday afternoon, children jumped from square to square, playing hopscotch atop the mice, as the structure creaked.

In their little boxes, the mice did mice things, chewing wood or sitting stock-still in tightly knotted poufs. They scrabbled at the clear ceiling, gnawed at the air holes drilled in the top of each box, and tried to shove pink, whiskered noses through the ports.

The mice are all available for adoption, and three have been adopted. Those who are not claimed will be fed to Mr. Grazi’s pet ball python, Mr. Clip.

In September, the Guggenheim announced the live animals would not be shown, out of “concern for the safety of its staff, visitors and participating artists,” and said that it was “dismayed” at the attack on freedom of expression. Mr. Grazi said he would consider modifying the piece if he were concerned about animal welfare, but never shutting it down. This week, he will add little hideaways to the terrariums, so the mice have a place to duck into and hide from the shadows above, he said.

That did little to satisfy Nicole Hall, an animal activist who lives in Hell’s Kitchen and arrived at the gallery on Sunday to voice her distaste.

“I don’t think that living beings should be considered as art,” said Ms. Hall, 47, who works at a rabbit rescue center in Connecticut. “Hundreds of years ago, Africans, people from other countries were actually art installations,” said Ms. Hall. “Now, as we have moved away from that, we look back at that and say, ‘How hideous were we?’”
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Rattie Ratz The Summer Adventures of Antoine and Bijou
http://kingsriverlife.com/10/28/rattie-ratz-the-summer-adventures-of-antoine-and-bijou/


Rattie Ratz: The Summer Adventures of Antoine and Bijou

IN THE October 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andRodent Ramblings SECTIONS

by Stephanie Cameron

Stephanie Cameron is a volunteer with Rattie Ratz Rescue in the bay area of California. Each month KRL will be featuring a column from Rattie Ratz.

Antoine and Bijou are two special boys with a very special role: teaching the next generation how wonderful rats are. Antoine and Bijou are brothers who began life, as do so many of the babies brought to rescues, as part of an “oops” litter. However, they had a lucky start to life–a much different story from what most rescue rats go through. The two beautiful brothers were born into a loving family with children who doted on them every day. When their female gave birth, the family reached out to Rattie Ratz Rescue to help ensure the babies were placed into good homes. Rattie Ratz worked with the family, and all the babies were happily adopted. Two of those babies are Antoine and Bijou, who found their forever home with Donna.


Antoine & Bijou

Donna has been an owner and lover of rats since she was in high school. Now, after experiencing what wonderful animal companions rats can be, Donna works with one of her local shelters in the summer months, sharing her experience with children.

Donna describes how it works: “One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to be a volunteer speaker at Critter Camp at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter. During each camp session, I give a little talk to the campers, who range in ages from first through sixth grades. My talk focuses on rat care and why rats make such great pets.”
At each presentation, Donna always makes sure to bring some furry rattie friends to introduce to the children. Since she is an avid rat lover, this isn’t usually an issue. However, while gearing up for the summer critter camp this past spring, Donna found herself in the unfamiliar predicament of not having any rats to bring to her camp presentations.


Donna presenting at Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

“At each session, I always bring along a couple of my own pet rats to share with the kids. It’s their favorite part of my talk. But this past spring, I found myself having only one rat, and she was not very friendly. I needed a couple of friendly, social rats to be my ratty ambassadors for the summer.”

Donna reached out to her local shelter. While rats may not be the most commonly found animal at city shelters, there are a surprisingly large number surrendered to shelters each year. When trying to re-home their pets, rat owners who don’t know where else to turn to often seek the help of shelters as a last resort. Unfortunately, the pair of rats at Donna’s local shelter were already reserved, so she reached out to Rattie Ratz. And Rattie Ratz just happened to have two double rex, dumbo boys who were as sweet as could be, and were surprisingly calm for their young age (only two months old). The volunteers surmised that their uniquely calm temperaments were, in part, due to the environment they were born into. After all, these are ratties who had plenty of children playing with them from the time they were very young. This is why early socialization is so important, not just for rats, but for any animal. A well-socialized animal is a well-adjusted animal.

Donna came to pick up the boys; all of the volunteers at Rattie Ratz who had the pleasure of knowing these brothers were sorry to see them go; they had a way of sneaking into your heart. When Donna brought them home, “They settled in quite quickly and were not even bothered by the cats and dog. They have just the sweetest personalities. They are so playful and joyful. At first, they were really hard to tell apart…they were like identical twins. I even had to put a little blue dot of food coloring on the back of one so I could learn to tell which rat was which.” Since Donna was going to be traveling to France, her mind was in ‘French’ mode, and that’s how she came up with the names of Antoine (Anthony) and Bijou (Jewel).


Halloween shoot with one of the boys

Antoine and Bijou now have a lovely family who dotes on them every day. But these little guys can’t get too spoiled, because come summer, they have a very important job to do. Donna explains how, “The campers just loved the rats and their very exotic names. They were super patient with all the kids handling them; they did just great. I always hope that these kids come away from these sessions having learned to love rats just as much as I do.” Antoine and Bijou get to rest and enjoy their winters off work until they have to gear up for next summer’s new campers. In the meantime, they get to run around my rat room (which is off limits to the cats), and enjoy snuggle time in the evenings while we watch TV.”


Saying hello to a camper

When Antoine and Bijou become too old to attend the summer camps, they will retire and live out the rest of their days being spoiled by Donna. But for now they are still young and have many more adventures ahead of them.

If you would like to know more about Rattie Ratz Rescue you can visit their Facebook page. If you are interested in adoptable rats or volunteering for Rattie Ratz Rescue you can visit their website: www.rattieratz.com.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Rattie Ratz every other month. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Rattie Ratz.

Stephanie Cameron works and lives in the Bay Area, and has been active in the rat rescue community for a number of years. She got her first pair of rats – sisters named Snowflake and Diamond – when she was eight years old. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walking her dogs, traveling, discovering fantastic vegan recipes, and singing in the shower.
October 28th, 2017
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These soulless creeps need to be caught and jailed!!
https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/latest/details/-/articleName/2017_05_22_horror_footage_men_torture_rat

Horror footage: Men torture rat and launch out of a cannon

22.05.2017



Horrific footage showing a rat being forced into a metal pipe before being launched into the air using a makeshift cannon is being investigated by us.
Tortured rat being forced into cannon launcher © RSPCA

The video - which has been viewed more than 5,000 times on Facebook - shows one man in a garage leaning into a plastic dustbin before pulling out a grey and white rat by its tail using a pair of pliers.

He and another man are then filmed trying to shove the rat inside a metal exhaust pipe while the rat can be seen struggling and heard squeaking in fear as he tries to escape and the men taunt it with expletives.

As the rat tries to bite his blue-gloved hand one of the men says: “Get him in there boy, whack him on the head, knock the **** out!” before using a crowbar to hit the rat on the head and poke it inside the piping.

Attaching the pipe to a compressor to form a makeshift cannon he then runs outside, laughing, before blowing the rat metres into the air above.

Our inspectors are appealing for anyone who might recognise the men in the video or where it was shot to contact them.

Special Operations Unit chief inspector Mike Butcher said:

This footage is absolutely awful. It would have been a terrifying ordeal for the poor rat. You can see him being picked up by his tail clamped in a pair of pliers and he is struggling to free himself. You can hear him squeaking and trying to wriggle free.

The men then push and poke the rat for more than a minute as they try to force him into the piping.

As the rat tries to free himself one man knocks him over the head using a crowbar before they shove his little body inside the pipe. They can they all be heard laughing as they run outside and blow the rat high into the air. It’s really disturbing.

It appears from the background that these men work in a garage - possibly as mechanics. It is a large workshop. The outside area of the garage is quite distinctive as all the other units are bright red and we are hoping that someone will recognise either the men or the area where they are.

Rats are still living creatures

Mike added:

Some people see rats a vermin - but they are still living creatures that feel fear and pain and it is completely unacceptable to treat them in this way.

This little rat is grey and white so there is always the potential that it is someone’s pet that has escaped. We just don’t know. We would just ask that anyone who recognises the men or where they are to contact us as soon as possible.

Anyone with information about the video is urged to contact us on 0300 123 8018.
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October 26th, 2017
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Warning do not use Bow Tie Animal Transport!!!
Warning, warning, do not use Bow Tie Animal Transport! It seems that Richard Hardy aka Rapha Amen and Franklyn Hayward are at it again under a new business name. Unfortunately these scumbags are not trustworthy and have previously caused the deaths of many animals due to their incompetence in knowing how to safely transport animals. D: See here: https://www.facebook.com/Victims-of-Frank-Richies-Animal-Transport-1887065634740399/

Do not use these scumbags! https://www.facebook.com/BowTieAnimalTransport/

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I hope the Police in India whack this guy good with their batons!
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4766889/mouse-torture-video-shopkeeper-tied-jar-beat-it-stick-india/

TAKING THE MICKEY Sick shopkeeper ties a MOUSE to jar and beats it with a stick to teach him a lesson for ‘stealing’ from shop

The rodent can be heard squeaking in pain as it is struck over and over in the shocking clip 'filmed in Mysore, southern India'
By Tom Michael
25th October 2017, 7:02 pm
Updated: 26th October 2017, 12:39 am

A SICK shopkeeper has been slammed for trying a mouse to a jar and beating it with a stick after he caught it “stealing” food.

The torturer, named in the Indian media as Melahalli Ramanna, filmed himself whipping the helpless rodent as it squeaks in agony in footage branded “disturbing” by one animal welfare officer.



A shopkeeper tied a mouse to a jar after he caught it 'stealing' food

The mouse is said to have been raiding his shop in Mysore, southern India, every night, feeding on his groceries and destroying other items.

Ramanna had reportedly been unable to catch the mouse until it eventually fell into his trap.

As revenge he is said to have tied the tiny raider's limbs to a glass jar with green strings and flogged it with a stick - the results of which can be seen in a shocking video.

The vile torture meted out to the mouse was captured in a 32 second long video reportedly recorded by Ramanna's friend on a mobile phone.



A man filmed himself hitting the helpless mouse over and over with a stick



The rodent squeaks in pain as it is struck again and again with the stick

As the poor mouse whimpers, he can be heard repeatedly asking: "Will it eat gram flour and wheat again?"

The man hits it so hard at one point the jar falls off the table before he picks it up again.

His pal can be heard laughing in the background and saying the video would look good if music could be added to it before the clip ends.

The rodent’s fate is unknown.



The poor mouse had reportedly been stealing food for weeks before it was caught



At one point the mouse gets hit so hard the glass jar falls off the table

Anthony Rubin, an animal welfare officer from Chennai, India, said: "This is truly a disturbing video. I do not know where the world is heading.

"How can a person torture an animal like that?

"These people are a serious threat to the society and actions should be taken against this person so he knows what is right and what is wrong.

"This is not how animal should be treated. This is torture."
October 21st, 2017
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This animal flipper threatens to put her pets in the freezer if people don't buy them from her. D
What kind of horrible person threatens to put their pets in the freezer if people don't buy them from her? D: Someone who should never be allowed to own any pets, that's who! >:-/








October 16th, 2017
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These jerks need to be locked away without food and water!
https://www.otv.de/mediathek/video/wohl-groesster-illegaler-tiertransport-deutschlands-gestoppt-2/

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Probably the biggest illegal transport of animals in Germany stopped

16 October 2017 17:01

Some animals were already dead, others threatened to die at any moment. When the traffic police in Amberg stopped a box van, it was a terrible sight: 7000 animals, packed together in the smallest space, without water, without food and in some cases seriously injured. On Sunday evening the traffic police ended the probably most illegal transport of illegal animals in Germany. And so the mammoth task began to keep the animals alive and to look for a home for them.

Immediately they came to the Amberg shelter. It took over the task to distribute and supply the animals. Volunteers worked all night. Some animals were already dead, some were before the thirst and starvation.

The majority of the animals were mice and rats. Presumably as living fodder. They are still in the Amberg shelter. Rabbits, guinea pigs or even chameleons were also in the animal transporter. They have now been transmitted.

The animal welfare association speaks of the largest illegal animal transport, which has ever been stopped in Germany. The police investigate the driver and the company for breaches of the animal welfare laws. Also missing important documents. A coincidence of the veil. But unfortunately also no individual case. This is why more and more controls are being made at the borders. Only: the problem can not be solved.

Rather, the police and the animal welfare team advise: Always pay attention to where they are from your animals. Look for breeders in Germany and get papers. (Ec)
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October 12th, 2017
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Words cannot describe the horrific way these three little bitches treat their pet rats!
I haven't many words to describe the anger I feel toward these three little bitches who think it's okay to pick and choose which of their rats to kill adults and baby ratties and one of them takes the knife or scissors to her rats to do self surgery without anesthetic D:

This girl kills rats because they are scared and bite when she tries to handle them. Of course any small animal that is not used to people and has been living in crowded tiny spaces is going to be fearful of us people (we are giants compared to a tiny rat) and other rats. :-( Then she decides to get more pet snakes to give her an excuse to breed more rats to cull, but posts about how she will keep two babies herself, then suddenly decides to keep two more, but it's okay to kill the others right? :-(




































This next girl decides it is far more economical to do self surgery to her pet rats without even giving them any anesthetic. D:











This girls keeps her rats in tiny breeding tubs and expects them all to get along without fighting, and if they fight she takes the one she deems the aggressor and punishes it with death? What a monster! Also when you breed rats you're bound to have identical looking babies, so what? Can't you adopt them to different people? As well I got a news flash for you, rats chew things, that is why they're classified as "rodents", you don't kill an animal for that! D:
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Shame on you for killing scared little animals just because they don't act or look the way you like!
The more you continue to kill animals, the more and more the animal loving public will see what a true monster that you are by your own words!

PS The ASPCA, PETA and other anti animal cruelty organizations have been alerted to what you've done!

BTW Are you aware that you need to be licensed to operate a pet selling business, and have tax registration numbers to collect and pay taxes to the government? Did you know that there are only allowed a certain number of pets allowed per dwelling before it's considered a health hazard? I doubt you can afford to run a proper pet shop, so I would strongly suggest that you stop breeding anymore animals, and keep the ones you currently have in proper humane conditions or else Animal Control Officers will be sent to your home to see that you do!

October 11th, 2017
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This girl who kills baby rats is truly a sick monster!!!
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I thought that this was a kind hearted person when she spoke out about someone who tried to kill her pet rat in several ways all because she stuck her nose inside the rat's cage and it bit her, but she herself kills rats too! In one of her photos she says "Rat Lives Matter" but apparently this is not true because she kills baby rats which she doesn't think are suitable to her temperament standards or look fancy enough for her tastes. D:

ANIMAL ABUSE! Justice For Makayla Vanderheyden's Rat!




Except that she's a hypocrite and she herself kills baby rats! D: She is truly a sick monster!!!










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October 3rd, 2017
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Rodent train XD
September 14th, 2017
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Words cannot describe the horrific way these three little bitches treat their pet rats!
I haven't many words to describe the anger I feel toward these three little bitches who think it's okay to pick and choose which of their rats to kill adults and baby ratties and one of them takes the knife or scissors to her rats to do self surgery without anesthetic D:

This girl kills rats because they are scared and bite when she tries to handle them. Of course any small animal that is not used to people and has been living in crowded tiny spaces is going to be fearful of us people (we are giants compared to a tiny rat) and other rats. :-( Then she decides to get more pet snakes to give her an excuse to breed more rats to cull, but posts about how she will keep two babies herself, then suddenly decides to keep two more, but it's okay to kill the others right? :-(




































This next girl decides it is far more economical to do self surgery to her pet rats without even giving them any anesthetic. D:











This girls keeps her rats in tiny breeding tubs and expects them all to get along without fighting, and if they fight she takes the one she deems the aggressor and punishes it with death? What a monster! Also when you breed rats you're bound to have identical looking babies, so what? Can't you adopt them to different people? As well I got a news flash for you, rats chew things, that is why they're classified as "rodents", you don't kill an animal for that! D:
September 10th, 2017
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Two good stories about rodents
Two good stories about rodents =^.^=

Sid, Peggy and Amy adore the two gerbils, Bubble and Squeak, but their mother detests them. A major family battle results, and it's clear life is never going to be quite the same again. But after a near fatal encounter between Bubble and Ginger the cat, Mrs Sparrow begins to see that life with a pair of gerbils might not be so bad after all.
Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/books/59422/the-battle-of-bubble-and-squeak/#OP6eUylgw6OoisQr.99



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The Rat Prince

by Bridget Hodder (Goodreads Author)

The Prince of the Rats, who's in love with Cinderella, is changed into her coachman on the night of the big ball. And together, he and Cinderella are about to turn the legend (and the evening) upside down on their way to a most unexpected happy ending!

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Do not give these guys your pets to transport ever!!!
Here is all of the posts compiled.
I've included a picture of the car, with who we believe to be Fr🅰️nklin H🅰️rdy. In the background you can see the van used for transportation. I've also included a close up of the license plate. There is their other business, H🅰️rdy Kennels. The last picture is Rich🅰️rd H🅰️rdy's Facebook. Rich🅰️rd and Fr🅰️nklin H🅰️rdy are the men contracted to take Rita's rats from New York to Florida. Please read all posts that have been included and spread the word. Shout out to a friend for finding the license plate and picture of the car.
Some letters are Emojis so that the men will not see the post if they search their names


















So far Rich ard and Fr ank Har dy the men who Rita contracted and paid to transport her pet rats safely from New York to Florida have been giving her the runaround and failed on their promise to bring her pets by this weekend. Apparently they also were stopped by authorities and had several dogs confiscated from their possession but there is no word on the whereabouts of Rita's pet rats pictured below. :-(









*Edit update some pet dogs delivered dead or sick and the rats still haven't been delivered to their owner :-( Also they were not stopped by the police and no dogs were confiscated as they told people, this was apparently just a pity story. :-(






https://www.facebook.com/Victims-of-Frank-Richies-Animal-Transport-1887065634740399/?rc=p


*Edit 2 Richard Franklin has deleted any and all comments made by people who used their pet transport service to ask what happened to their animals. The sad part is they still don't know and the cowards Richard Hardy and Franklyn Hayward have gone into hiding and have ignored all calls made to them, even to Jamie A Brown who hired them and wants to try and find out what happened to the pets and if any survived the trip. :-(

Snaps of the comments before they were deleted

August 31st, 2017
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Meet Zeus the rat: 'Curious Incident' star, Method actor, scene stealer
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-toby-the-rat-20170903-htmlstory.html


Meet Zeus the rat: 'Curious Incident' star, Method actor, scene stealer



Zeus plays Toby the Rat in the Tony-winning "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” now at the Ahmanson Theatre. (Cara Kilduff)
By Deborah VankinContact Reporter

He may be just 17 inches long, but the actor Zeus — no last name — wields a big voice in the Tony-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which is running at the Ahmanson Theatre through Sept. 10 before moving to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

The stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel centers on a teenager, Christopher Boone, whose unnamed condition has the hallmarks of Asperger's syndrome. Christopher’s closest confidant is a white and gray-hooded dumbo fancy rat named Toby the Rat, played by Zeus in his theatrical debut.

Speaking through animal wrangler Cara Kilduff, Zeus, age 2 (almost), opened up to The Times for this edited conversation about his career, diet and favorite pastime, sleeping.
Do you come from an acting family? Who are your biggest influences?

My career choice is odd to the rest of my family members, but I’ve always thought big. So, no, I do not come from an acting family. My biggest influences are the great rat actors of the past — think of Remy in “Ratatouille” and Fievel Mousekewitz [in “An American Tail”]. I admit he’s a mouse, but still a rodent. An older Marlon Brando is also an influence.
In the great trajectory of pop culture rats — “The Muppet Show’s” Rizzo, Chuck E. Cheese and, of course, Mickey Mouse — where do you fit in?

Hmmm, that’s an excellent question. How do I answer? Those pop stars bring happiness and joy easily, whereas my role is more serious and somber. As far as being part of a cadre of rodent ambassadors, I am happy to join those ranks. We are misunderstood creatures, historically speaking.
What's the most difficult part of this job? And how do you prepare? Method approach?

The most difficult part of my job is being sweated upon by one of the young men playing Christopher. (Heavy sigh.) I never signed off on being bathed in the sweat of a male human. My handler kindly towels me off and gives me a fresh robe once I’m back in the comfort of my dressing room. My preparation is a combination of Method and Meisner technique. Also, I eat a lot.



Amelia White and Adam Langdon star in the Ahmanson's production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Toby and Christopher go to London to solve a killing, and the journey is particularly movement-based, even acrobatic. Is this scary for you?

No. I am never onstage during this harrowing scene. I’m comfortably backstage receiving a neck massage from my handler and one of my fellow actors.
Do you have an understudy?

I had an understudy when my brother, Jinkies, was alive. He sadly passed away from a brief and sudden illness. But he hated acting and was happy to let me work eight shows a week. I dedicate each show to his memory. My new brother, Avi, is young and impulsive, so I’m not sure if he will learn my track. Our associate director, Benjamin Klein, says the role is mine for as long as I wish.
Does it bother you that another four-legged co-star steals a bit of your spotlight?

Oh, heavens no! I have much more stage time than that child does. And I’m the one doing all of the press! Hahaha! We also share a dressing room.
We hear you’re a big sleeper, that you’re getting Zs three-quarter of all daylight hours. Do you have time to fit much else in, like fitness or dating?

I’m an avid reader. I enjoy mostly biographies and historical fiction. But yes, between the eating and the sleeping, there’s not much more time in the day for other activities. I do enjoy wrestling with Avi and playing with the toys in my duplex penthouse ratiminium. Fitness? I’m not familiar with the word. There are some female cast members that I am fond of, but I am a bachelor and don’t want to break hearts.
Any healthful, pre-show Rat-snack recommendations?

Yes, organic frozen peas and blueberries give me the pick-me-up I need for the stage. Once in awhile, some watermelon.
How do you unwind after each show?

I look forward to cuddles and kisses from my handler. And my hammock!
What’s next?

Once the tour is over, I will be possibly retiring from show business and living the life I have grown accustomed to in New York City. However, I adore Los Angeles and need to speak to my handler about us becoming bicoastal. There’s an energy here that I cannot ignore.
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August 30th, 2017
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Please report this evil woman who cruelly places small animals in front of her reptiles to eat live!
This evil woman is such a cruel bitch that she's trying to get people to donate to her so called educational nature videos of her reptiles catching and feeding on smaller prey animals in the wild. Some people would say that it's the circle of life, but hold on, take a closer look at her videos and you'll see that these are not as nature intended at all, the videos are all setups where she brings her snakes or lizards to conveniently placed small animals confined in chicken coops, rabbits in boxes, squirrels in her house, nests of baby mice that she put out in the open and she guides her monitor lizards or snakes right to them to feast on. She is a cruel bitch indeed and she needs to have all her animals taken away and to have her locked up behind bars for animal cruelty. Maybe one day she'll fall prey to a hungry wild animal in the woods or the ocean if she goes boating or swimming, and she'd definitely deserve it!

To anyone who cares about animals large and small, please report her youtube channel and flag her videos as animal cruelty!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbmlE5h93rJIoHSC4iZ6IZQ/featured

















Edit : The Reptile Channel continues to be at it by posting more cruel and unnecessary live feeding videos D:













THESE HEINOUS PEOPLE MUST BE STOPPED AT ALL COSTS BEFORE ANY MORE INNOCENT ANIMALS GET HURT OR KILLED!
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Two new rodent video games to play


August 29th, 2017
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Please sign this petition?
Please sign?

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/849/944/628/?taf_id=41571842&cid=fb_na



Give the Cloud Rat a Safe Haven on Dinagat Island

by: Milton J
target: Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources Roy Cimatu

12,752 SUPPORTERS
13,000 GOAL

NOTE: The Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat is so rare that very few photos if it exist. The above photo is of the slender-tailed cloud rat, a close relative.

If the idea of coming face to face with a rat gives you the heebie jeebies, you haven’t seen the cloud rat - a cute tree-dwelling rat found only in the Philippines. All six species of the cloud rats are endangered but none are more endangered than the bushy-tailed cloud rat of Dinagat Island.

The rodent lives in the forests on one island in the vast Philippine archipelago. But they are in danger, there are little local protections to ensure the forest’s - and thus the rat’s - survival and there are no national land protections on the entire island.

Before 2012, the 2.5-foot-long critter had only been seen once. For decades it was thought to be extinct until researchers finally caught a glimpse of the brown rat with a black and white tail. News of its existence was welcomed and brought new hope the conservationists that the rat had a chance.

But its survival isn’t a sure thing.The island's forests are disappearing and those that are left have been claimed by mining companies who at any moment could begin excavation. If that happens the last remaining habitat for this unique animal could be gone for good.

Conservationists are working with locals to help set up a nationally protected forest habitat on the island so the cloud rat can thrive. It is the only way to ensure that some of the island will be reserved for its four-legged inhabitants.

Please join the call. Sign the petition and ask the Philippine government to do the right thing and set up a nationally recognized protected area so that the cloud rat, and other indigenous animals can live on.
August 28th, 2017
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The people who do this kind of thing to their pets deserve to rot in jail!
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/rats-found-cage-dumped-near-387675

Rats found in cage dumped near railway tracks were 'scared, hungry and extremely thirsty'

The RSPCA has appealed for information

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The rat cage was found near the railway line which runs through Corsham




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A cage of underweight rats was found dumped close to the railway tracks in Corsham.

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The open cage was found on a patch of grass close to the Ladbrook Lane railway bridge.

The brown and white female rats were cowering at the back of the cage, with no food or water.
The area where the rates were discovered



There was an empty water bottle laid down on top the cage and when it was filled up with water both rats drank ravenously, which indicated they were extremely thirsty.

RSPCA inspector Lewis Taylor said: “I think that it is appalling to dump animals in such a way without any regard for their welfare. Domestic pets are not able to survive in the wild and these pet rats were obviously petrified at being left out to fend for themselves. They were scared, hungry and extremely thirsty.

“If they had not been found I have no doubt they would not have survived the night as they would have been so easily predated on. It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to fail to meet the needs of an animal and clearly these poor rats were failed in every way when they were callously dumped like rubbish.

“Despite their ordeal both of these rats have proven to be very friendly girls and I can't understand how someone could allow them to potentially suffer when with a bit of effort and patience I'm sure space could have been found somewhere for them."
The underweight rats were incredibly thirsty and were renamed Blackberry and Marshmallow by the children who found them



Anyone who has information on who is responsible for dumping the rats should contact the RSPCA’s appeal line in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.

The two rats, who have been named Blackberry and Marshmallow by the children who found them, have been taken to Bristol Dogs and Cats Home where they will soon be looking for homes.

If you think you could offer a home to animals like Blackberry and Marshmallow see the small furries rehoming page on the Bristol Dogs and Cats Home website.
August 26th, 2017
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This urgently needs to be changed!
The pain that animals face every day for product testing, crude curiosity-driven experiments, and deadly medical training exercises are completely horrifying and indefensible. Animals are not disposable laboratory tools, they are individuals just like us who want to be free and don’t want to be forced to endure lives of pain and terror. Take a look at the faces of animal testing and see why we should end experimentation on animals.

Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are not even considered animals under the federal Animal Welfare Act, even though they make up approximately 95 percent of the animals suffering in labs.

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Black-footed tree rat returns to WA after vanishing for 30 years
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/blackfooted-tree-rat-returns-to-wa-after-vanishing-for-30-years-20170824-gy3b2y.html


August 24 2017
Black-footed tree rat returns to WA after vanishing for 30 years
David Allan-Petale

The last year the black-footed tree-rat was spotted in WA's Kimberley the West Coast Eagles were in their debut AFL season, the America's Cup defence came to Fremantle and Kylie Minogue was dominating the music charts.

The large native mammal was caught on camera at Bachsten Creek by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, confirming its existence to researchers who have been searching for the elusive critter since 1987.



Hugh Davies with a black-footed tree rat. Photo: Twitter/@Hugh_Davies2015

DBCA Parks and Wildlife Service ecologist Ben Corey said remote field cameras were set up over the wet season, and after eight months in field their footage was reviewed, revealing the large tree dwelling rodent with its distinctive black feet and long black and white tail.

"Many species, such as the endangered northern quoll and golden-backed tree-rat, as well as sugar gliders and scaly-tailed possums were recorded," Mr Corey said.

"However, the biggest surprise was photographic evidence of the black-footed tree-rat – the first in 30 years.

"It has not been seen in the Kimberley since 1987, despite considerable survey efforts during this period."

Double confirmation was provided by analysis of a hair found in python scat, found in a nest box close to one of the camera sites.

"This suggests black-footed tree-rats are still present in the Kimberley, although very elusive," Mr Corey said.

- with AAP

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