News, but not the serious kind
Honey, the guide says they serve IMPORTED rats here!
Quick quiz: Thousands of live rats in Cambodia, shown in crates below, are being shipped to Vietnam to…
a) enjoy a getaway at one of the world’s top rat vacation destinations.
b) be used as Happy Rat Day gifts.
c) take part in a rat exchange which could lead to a foreign exchange program involving real students.
d) be eaten up by people.
Is that your final answer? Yes, I’m afraid they are heading off to be eaten.
Still, if that surprises you then I guess you missed my blog a couple of weeks ago headlined Another bowl of blood, Lonnie! Shame on you!
Above: A boy shows off a rat he caught at Kandal province, Cambodia, May 15, 2009.
Left: Live rats are stored in Kandal province, awaiting transport to Vietnam.
REUTERS photos by Chor Sokunthea