I LOVE rats and rodents – There, I said it.

Humanities and Humane-ity

In the top 3 best days of my life: Visiting the Norway Rat section at the Smithsonian National Zoo in 2018.

On a fateful day in 2013, a new adventure started for me. I had already been a rat advocate, as well as adoring other rodents, but I took a little course called « Animals and Human Civilization » – taught by the amazing Boria Sax (check out his books!). We had to pick out a book to read in relation to the course and I decided it was finally time to read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. I had always loved animals and wanted to work on their behalf – ALL ANIMALS, not just the charismatic ones – and I was sort of surprised by what I was learning in my late-life undergraduate studies: It was in to be worried about animal welfare in academia. It sure hadn’t been…

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