Friends will be friends: They want to be friends with rats in France

10:46 26.03.2023 •

Photo: TF1

Rats are everywhere in Paris and Marseille, they make their way into every nook and cranny. In recent years, there have been more and more rats, French TV channel TF1 said.

According to scientists, there are about six million of them in Paris. Marseille is also "in the danger zone". The reason for the increase in the number of rats is the frequent strikes of garbage collectors. Garbage accumulates and rats multiply.

However, the Paris Animaux Zoopolis, an association of animal rights activists, held a rally in defense of rats. "Rats are not our enemies," she said. "We get bitten by dogs more than rats."

Animal activists propose to find a model of "peaceful coexistence" with rats.

Parisian zoo Animaux Zoopolis launched an ad campaign to highlight the "dignity" of rats, claiming they are "sensitive like humans".

This advertising campaign in the Paris metro comes after the authorities of Paris allocated 2 million euros to eliminate the invasion of millions of rats in the French capital.

Philippe Rein, the group's co-founder, said: "Rats should not be seen as synonymous with dirt." Raine claims that the rats actually reduce the amount of garbage - eating seven kilograms each during their lives.

Video: Paris. Rats at the Eiffel tower


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