New York City has declared a $32 million war on rats. In Mayor Bill de Blasio's 2017 announcement he claimed "I don’t know any New Yorker who likes rats," yet our friends over at BRIC TV found a few locals who actually do.
Pizza rat, churro rat, bagel rat, shower rat, and of course the rat that set an entire subway car into a panic are all part of the internet’s love for rats. In 1968, the New Yorker published an article about the war on rats and the city’s health department was taking to exterminate the “pest”. Fifty years later and the rat problem has far from been handled--With rat poison, dry ice, and birth control, are we killing off more than just the 2 million rats that live among us?
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