Rate My Rat: The Photo Contest for New York City Subway Rats



Hot or not? Cast your vote! A union of subway workers in New York City found an ingenious way of drawing attention to the rat problem that its members have to deal with every day. It's holding a contest that encourages people to submit photos of rats found in the tunnels and rate them on a scale of one to five.

Link -via Oddity Central

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Half of the rats in those photos aren't even legitimately wild rats. The white and black one stretching for example was obviously a pet that someone let go. Clearly half of the problem is people being complete morons and "freeing" their pet rats when they don't want to deal with them anymore. Now they're whining and complaining about rats that aren't afraid of humans and are "aggressive". Look to the people and see what problems you can solve there then try and clean up your subways.
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A lot of those rats are just adorable! The issue is really whether they pose a health hazard within this human-generated environment. If they were an endangered species, many people would see their presence differently and find ways to accomodate them.
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