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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It's World Rat Day

It's World Rat Day, a chance for rat owners globally to celebrate their rather maligned and misunderstood pets.

They're not considered your average pet but there are 2.5 million rodent-owning households in Britain, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association.

That's quite a lot when you consider there are just over five million dog-owning households in the UK and the British are famous for being a nation of dog lovers.

World Rat Day is a chance for rat owners to celebrate their pets, an opportunity they don't often get.

"There is a stigma attached to owning a rat," says Stella Hulott, who runs the Kent-based charity and rat shelter, CavyRescue (which is staging a rat beauty pageant for the occasion).
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