Monday, January 16, 2012

VA Fears DC Law May Relocate Rat 'Families' to Virginia

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel. Lately, there have been reports of growing rat infestations around the Occupy DC protests at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square. Cuccinelli said D.C.'s new rat law--the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) --is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably in families; no glue or snap traps can be utilized; the rodents must be relocated from where they are captured; and some of these animals may need to be transferred to a “wildlife rehabilitator” as part of their relocation process...more

The rats have "civil rats" in D.C.

You can mother up a calf, but how in the heck do you determine rat families?

First they disarmed the citizen.  Now they disarm pest control.  I predict a thriving black market for rat killin' in the D.C. area.

For the audio of the Cuccinelli interview go here.

1 comment:

Angriestman InAmerica said...

This is the real reason for DC's Rat Law, and it's not as funny as you would think: