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Rats, these improbable “waste management auxiliaries”


DECRYPTION - In Paris, the defenders of the "wild rats" are terrified of their "stigmatization", of the lethal methods used and advocate "peaceful cohabitation".

Did you know that rats laugh when tickled?

"Let's break the clichés about rats!"

, apostrophize the posters of the association Paris Animaux Zoopolis (PAZ).

“Emotions, intelligence, altruism, social life, suffering… we share the essential

”, they proclaim, in pink, under two mustachioed faces.

With less than 500 days to go until the Olympics, and with ripped-out trash cans strewn on the sidewalks of the capital, are we going to have to

"share urban space between humans and non-human animals in a peaceful way"

, as PAZ recommends?

"There have never been so many rats on the surface

," says Romain Lasseur, doctor in animal toxicology.

We have just completed a study with pest control professionals: the number of operations has jumped 35% in France in one year!

Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux and now Nantes… All major cities are affected.

The cities where the executive, under pressure from environmentalists, has given up…”

From rat to

“greater mouse”

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Source: lefigaro

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