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Rats: Beat ’em, Eat ’em

In a story that seems straight out of a Terry Pratchett novel, a politician in India is encouraging people to eat rats. According to Vijay Prakash, doing so would benefit not just the bottom-tier Musahar caste he suggests eat rodents – an abundant and hitherto-untapped source of free or very cheap food – but also the rest of the country, by helping control the rat population, and thereby preserving the country’s grain stocks – half of which, apparently, gets eaten by rodents every year.

It’s brilliant, kind of: Kill two birds with one stone, and everyone benefits – except, I guess, the rats.
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