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Bountiful Rats

Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Pipe Piper Proposal: Berlin's Poor Should Catch Rats, Says Politician in der Spiegel [auf Deutsch ist hier]

A Berlin politician has come under fire for suggesting that poor people should be encouraged to catch rats by offering them €1 per dead rodent.


It's inhuman and cynical to send poor people out to chase rats so that Berlin can solve its rat problems, said the German Forum for People Without Income.

I'm not sure whether das Erwerbslosen Forum Deutschland believes that it is better to pay affluent people than poor people, or believes that die Ratten should be left unmolested. I am, however, sure that, if a €1 bounty is placed on rats, then people will raise rats for the bounty.