Oh, Rats!

February 4th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

PETA has reached out to the Chinese Government to consider welfare laws for rats–and not even just the really cute and big ones.

AP reports:

“Rats sing, they dream, and they express empathy for others,” Coco Yu of PETA’s Asia-Pacific branch said in a statement.

After careful considerasian of PETA’s proposal, the Chinese government issued this response*:

“PETA. Why you so crazy you waste our time with rat letter. We are so busy right now prepare for Olympics. We not concern with dreaming and empathy, those things pose threat to our institution. We don’t care about rats’ rights; we have enough trouble caring about people. Do you see how we want to jail human rights activist Hu Jia? As soon as we have time, you are next.”

*Not an actual response. China has not actually generated an official statement to respond to PETA, although we’re pretty sure it would sound a little something like “PPPfffffffttttt.”

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