by b_b 398 days ago · link · parent · post: Kobe goes to Germany for Treatment Not Available in the US
You should try to kill a rat in a lab! You can go to the hardware store and buy live traps, kill traps, poison, you can hit them with a shovel, or generally do whatever you want to get rid of rats in your home. To kill a rat under deep anesthesia in a lab requires a license, semi-annual inspections, a list on file with your institution detailing how many animals you will kill in which time frame, which takes (literally) months to approve. And, if you want to do the same procedure for a different experiment, you get to start the whole process over! I'm not saying we have a great track record of putting safety before profits, but there has to be a better way.
by regveljohnson 397 days ago · link
Sure thing Mengele. Let's abandon all ethics in the pursuit of science. The funny thing is that once this is done, the science rapidly goes off the rails and you end up with a bunch of bullshit useless results.
Killing rats isn't a good way to deal with an infestation either. You have to remove their food and water sources and preferably introduce predators to the environment.