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Chiang Mai Kills Rats To Prevent Pneumonic Plague

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Chiang Mai kills rats to prevent pneumonic plague

CHIANG MAI, 5 August 2009 (NNT) – The Chiang Mai Municipality buys rats from vendors in a bid to reduce risks of contracting pneumonic plague currently spreading in China.

Vendors at the Muang Mai fresh market in the northern province of Chiang Mai hunt rats at night and then sell them to the municipality at the price of 5 baht each.

The person who kills rats the most will get a reward of 1,000 baht with 500 baht for the first runner-up, according to the local media.

The rat hunt is part of the municipality’s campaign against rodent-borne diseases.

The municipality said it would expand the campaign to other fresh markets if it was successful.

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-- NNT 2009-08-05

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The rat hunt is part of the municipality’s campaign against rodent-borne diseases.

Yee Hah!!... a Rat Round-up... git yo' self a gun and join in... :)

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What happens to the rats after they're sold to the municipality, I wonder?

Regards Bojo

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What happens to the rats after they're sold to the municipality, I wonder?

Regards Bojo

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want with chilli or plain? :)

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want with chilli or plain? :)

Sawasdee Khrup, Khun Donnyboy,

Great picture ! I'll have mine with nam phrik mangbong, thanks.

best, ~o:37;

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What happens to the rats after they're sold to the municipality, I wonder?

Regards Bojo

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want with chilli or plain? :)

they need to pay farangs to hunt these little guys down at their favorite restaurant kitchens when they go to dine.

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What happens to the rats after they're sold to the municipality, I wonder?

Regards Bojo

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want with chilli or plain? :)

they need to pay farangs to hunt these little guys down at their favorite restaurant kitchens when they go to dine.

fresh and free range! :D

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When the street urchins hear of this this , the rat population thru out the city will come under attack. Just hope this is not another program where the rat catchers are screwed by middlemen, etc. Now that someone has started something that will help Chiang Mai's image, hope we can get them (who ever them are) to include soi dogs in the program, the city would become a much more hygienic place.

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That would explain what the guy was doing with the fishing line down through the sewer grate in the market this morning...

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What happens to the rats after they're sold to the municipality, I wonder?

Regards Bojo

alf-rat.jpg

want with chilli or plain? :)

they need to pay farangs to hunt these little guys down at their favorite restaurant kitchens when they go to dine.

Do you mean the guy with the hat or those things he's holding?

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Seems a shame to kill those cute fat rats that I used to see around the moat at night......absolutely the largest specimens I've ever seen in my life.....as big as a cat.

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At ฿5 a rat, rat breeding could become a growth industry.

How about instead a little more emphasis on general hygiene, cleaning up markets and regular trash disposal?

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When the street urchins hear of this this , the rat population thru out the city will come under attack. Just hope this is not another program where the rat catchers are screwed by middlemen, etc. Now that someone has started something that will help Chiang Mai's image, hope we can get them (who ever them are) to include soi dogs in the program, the city would become a much more hygienic place.

Yes bit who are the police going to screw?

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