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(New York Daily News)   In today's episode of Sure, That'll Work: NYC launches rat birth control program   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2017-04-18 07:53:47 AM  
Too late:

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2017-04-18 08:54:16 AM  
I wouldn't want to be the poor guy who has to attach condoms to all those little rat penises.
 
2017-04-18 08:58:34 AM  

Walker: I wouldn't want to be the poor guy who has to attach condoms to all those little rat penises.


That's the Democratic plan, the GOP want's to make them watch videos that will teach them that Jesus disapproves of sex outside marriage, while also closing the office that issues marriage licenses.
 
2017-04-18 09:06:19 AM  
So, getting rid of politicians?
 
2017-04-18 09:08:43 AM  

Walker: I wouldn't want to be the poor guy who has to attach condoms to all those little rat penises.


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2017-04-18 09:23:17 AM  
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frightened for his independence
 
2017-04-18 09:24:24 AM  

gopher321: Too late:

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AAAaaaand we're done here.
 
2017-04-18 09:27:27 AM  
Funny comments, but the truth is NYC has such a huge rat population because the rats have plenty to eat.  New Yorkers put there trash out in plastic bags and that's where the problem begins.   It should be required...by law...that all trash be placed in metal containers with covers.  That alone would reduce the rat population by quite a lot.  Of course most New Yorkers will resist such a requirement because of reasons.
 
2017-04-18 09:27:30 AM  
Do you want a version of I Am Legend except with were-rats instead of vampires?

Because that's who you get a version of I Am Legend except with were-rats instead of vampires.
 
2017-04-18 09:28:01 AM  
All you need is one rat with a genetic mutation it is isn't affected by that drug. Given a few generations after that the drug resistant breed of rat will be the dominant species and the drug will be ineffective.

/Evolution: It is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. Its process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
 
2017-04-18 09:33:17 AM  
Didn't they try this in Torquay?
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2017-04-18 09:34:11 AM  
This guy had the right idea....
My grandmother had an island. Nothing to boast of. You could walk around it in an hour, but still it was, it was a paradise for us. One summer, we went for a visit and discovered the place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island? Hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait and the rats would come for the coconut and... they would fall into the drum. And after a month, you have trapped all the rats, but what do you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it and they begin to get hungry. And one by one...
[mimics rat munching sound] they start eating each other until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what? Do you kill them? No. You take them and release them into the trees, but now they don't eat coconut anymore. Now, they only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors.
 
2017-04-18 09:35:11 AM  
For one horrific second I misinterpreted the headline as implying that birth control was applied not TO, but WITH rats.
 
2017-04-18 09:37:24 AM  

MBooda: For one horrific second I misinterpreted the headline as implying that birth control was applied not TO, but WITH rats.


Like, rates that are trained to scurry up to the top of your headboard and say, "I wouldn't do that if I were you."?
 
2017-04-18 09:37:27 AM  
That skank said she was on the pill...
 
2017-04-18 09:38:00 AM  
Tax the rat farms.
 
2017-04-18 09:38:32 AM  
I see. This administration is fine with providing rats with birth control but not human females.
 
2017-04-18 09:39:48 AM  
How is Fat Tony going to supply the school with milk.
 
yms
2017-04-18 09:40:54 AM  
North Korea are busy working on a quicker, more effective solution.
 
2017-04-18 09:41:00 AM  

Fissile: Funny comments, but the truth is NYC has such a huge rat population because the rats have plenty to eat.  New Yorkers put there trash out in plastic bags and that's where the problem begins.   It should be required...by law...that all trash be placed in metal containers with covers.  That alone would reduce the rat population by quite a lot.  Of course most New Yorkers will resist such a requirement because of reasons.


You take away the easy pickings, they are just gonna start nibbling on the elderly while they sleep.
 
2017-04-18 09:41:22 AM  
I look forward to getting my daily dose of rat estrogen in my tap water, it should really help my 12 nipples to remain supple and youthful.
 
2017-04-18 09:43:43 AM  

Fissile: Funny comments, but the truth is NYC has such a huge rat population because the rats have plenty to eat.  New Yorkers put there trash out in plastic bags and that's where the problem begins.   It should be required...by law...that all trash be placed in metal containers with covers.  That alone would reduce the rat population by quite a lot.  Of course most New Yorkers will resist such a requirement because of reasons.


Sanitation workers union.
 
2017-04-18 09:44:53 AM  

Walker: I wouldn't want to be the poor guy who has to attach condoms to all those little rat penises.


That's why they should train the female rats to put them on. Their little ratty hands can handle small cylindrical objects without much problem.
 
2017-04-18 09:46:05 AM  
Well I've wanted to invent condoms for guinea pigs, maybe one for rats will do....
 
2017-04-18 09:46:22 AM  
I remember they did something like they with mosquitoes which proved fairly successful. You release a bunch of sterilized females into the wild (I think they used radiation in the case of the mosquitoes) and the males end up spending a lot of time and energy breeding with the sterilized females instead. This reduces the number of mates for viable females in the population and reduces how many actually get impregnated and reproduce. As a result, you curb the population growth and in the long term reduce the overall population without having to resort to poison or other overtly harmful agents.

/in Tel Aviv they just have cats everywhere
//And it's apparently illegal to harm the cats
///Although it's not like New York needs more stray cats
 
2017-04-18 09:46:28 AM  
Those are some tiny, tiny diaphragms and condoms.
 
2017-04-18 09:49:23 AM  

Gaddiel: I remember they did something like they with mosquitoes which proved fairly successful. You release a bunch of sterilized females into the wild (I think they used radiation in the case of the mosquitoes) and the males end up spending a lot of time and energy breeding with the sterilized females instead. This reduces the number of mates for viable females in the population and reduces how many actually get impregnated and reproduce. As a result, you curb the population growth and in the long term reduce the overall population without having to resort to poison or other overtly harmful agents.

/in Tel Aviv they just have cats everywhere
//And it's apparently illegal to harm the cats
///Although it's not like New York needs more stray cats


Oh, they have plenty of rats, too. Trust me.
 
2017-04-18 09:50:13 AM  
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2017-04-18 09:54:21 AM  
My work has a problem with pigeons... Like seriously bad. In an attempt at doing something about it, they put a bunch of bird food with BC in it on the top of one of our building... The only problem is that pigeons aren't as aggressive about their food as some other birds, and in our case, also raccoons...

All this wasted effort, time and money just because they won't authorize someone from bringing in a pellet rifle and doing the real solution... Which, as I've personally learned in the past, is the best solution...

Want to knock down the rat population fast? Put a bounty of a quarter a piece on them, and put an age restriction on the hunters, like no older than 18, and watch the stores empty of BB guns and then kids get to have some fun and earn some cash in the process...
 
2017-04-18 09:58:20 AM  

Fissile: Funny comments, but the truth is NYC has such a huge rat population because the rats have plenty to eat.  New Yorkers put there trash out in plastic bags and that's where the problem begins.   It should be required...by law...that all trash be placed in metal containers with covers.  That alone would reduce the rat population by quite a lot.  Of course most New Yorkers will resist such a requirement because of reasons.


No shiat! What NYC needs is a few million more garbage cans on the streets all day. It's not like there isn't all kinds of extra space to store the cans. It will give the children something to play in.

Geez, why aren't you a NY politician?
 
2017-04-18 10:00:54 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: MBooda: For one horrific second I misinterpreted the headline as implying that birth control was applied not TO, but WITH rats.

Like, rates that are trained to scurry up to the top of your headboard and say, "I wouldn't do that if I were you."?


They should just ban prerat-marital relations and call it a day. It works so well with humans.
 
2017-04-18 10:01:17 AM  
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2017-04-18 10:04:00 AM  

Arcturus72: My work has a problem with pigeons... Like seriously bad. In an attempt at doing something about it, they put a bunch of bird food with BC in it on the top of one of our building... The only problem is that pigeons aren't as aggressive about their food as some other birds, and in our case, also raccoons...

All this wasted effort, time and money just because they won't authorize someone from bringing in a pellet rifle and doing the real solution... Which, as I've personally learned in the past, is the best solution...

Want to knock down the rat population fast? Put a bounty of a quarter a piece on them, and put an age restriction on the hunters, like no older than 18, and watch the stores empty of BB guns and then kids get to have some fun and earn some cash in the process...


I hear you'll shoot your eye out.
 
2017-04-18 10:04:07 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: This guy had the right idea....
My grandmother had an island. Nothing to boast of. You could walk around it in an hour, but still it was, it was a paradise for us. One summer, we went for a visit and discovered the place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island? Hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait and the rats would come for the coconut and... they would fall into the drum. And after a month, you have trapped all the rats, but what do you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it and they begin to get hungry. And one by one...
[mimics rat munching sound] they start eating each other until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what? Do you kill them? No. You take them and release them into the trees, but now they don't eat coconut anymore. Now, they only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors.


That is some of the darkest shiat I have ever read.
 
2017-04-18 10:04:33 AM  
dead rats don't hump. QED, no babies
 
2017-04-18 10:05:34 AM  
Those cheap rat sluts.
 
2017-04-18 10:07:18 AM  

American-Irish eyes: Harry Freakstorm: This guy had the right idea....
My grandmother had an island. Nothing to boast of. You could walk around it in an hour, but still it was, it was a paradise for us. One summer, we went for a visit and discovered the place had been infested with rats. They'd come on a fishing boat and gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island? Hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid as bait and the rats would come for the coconut and... they would fall into the drum. And after a month, you have trapped all the rats, but what do you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No. You just leave it and they begin to get hungry. And one by one...
[mimics rat munching sound] they start eating each other until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what? Do you kill them? No. You take them and release them into the trees, but now they don't eat coconut anymore. Now, they only eat rat. You have changed their nature. The two survivors.

That is some of the darkest shiat I have ever read.


If you think that's dark you should read Oddjob's soliloquy from Goldfinger.

"AHA!"
 
2017-04-18 10:27:58 AM  
TFA: ...female rats are sterilized after consuming a compound dubbed ContraPest.

If you can convince the rats to consume something, whey not just get them to consume poison?  That's pretty effective at preventing procreation too...
 
2017-04-18 10:28:58 AM  
Meanwhile, DC's rat population has mysteriously declined. I wonder if those two events are related?
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2017-04-18 10:35:30 AM  
It's sad that rats in NY will now have better access to reproductive health services than any women in the Bible belt.
 
2017-04-18 10:36:32 AM  
Arcturus72:

Want to knock down the rat population fast? Put a bounty of a quarter a piece on them, and put an age restriction on the hunters, like no older than 18, and watch the stores empty of BB guns and then kids get to have some fun and earn some cash in the process...

Until the kids start breeding rats for the bounty.  See also - "Cobra Effect" and "The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre."
 
2017-04-18 10:41:33 AM  

Arcturus72: My work has a problem with pigeons... Like seriously bad. In an attempt at doing something about it, they put a bunch of bird food with BC in it on the top of one of our building... The only problem is that pigeons aren't as aggressive about their food as some other birds, and in our case, also raccoons...

All this wasted effort, time and money just because they won't authorize someone from bringing in a pellet rifle and doing the real solution... Which, as I've personally learned in the past, is the best solution...

Want to knock down the rat population fast? Put a bounty of a quarter a piece on them, and put an age restriction on the hunters, like no older than 18, and watch the stores empty of BB guns and then kids get to have some fun and earn some cash in the process...


But Tom and Becky will get lost in the caves, never to be seen again!
 
2017-04-18 10:54:59 AM  

wildcardjack: Fissile: Funny comments, but the truth is NYC has such a huge rat population because the rats have plenty to eat.  New Yorkers put there trash out in plastic bags and that's where the problem begins.   It should be required...by law...that all trash be placed in metal containers with covers.  That alone would reduce the rat population by quite a lot.  Of course most New Yorkers will resist such a requirement because of reasons.

Sanitation workers union.


You're both wrong. The Dept of Sanitation from the Commissioner's office on down opposes metal cans. They dent, they rust, the lids get damaged or lost or not used, they collect water and garbage juice which exacerbates the smell and maggot breeding. And they don't help with the rat problem.

If you want to understand garbage in NYC you should read Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City by Robin Nagle. Great book.
 
2017-04-18 11:26:38 AM  

yms: North Korea are busy working on a quicker, more effective solution.


Say what you will about Best Korea, but between producing almost no food garbage, and having a population that is hungry enough to eat just about anything, a rat would not stand a chance there.  Well, other than the really fat one that loves Katy Perry.
 
2017-04-18 11:26:44 AM  
In Texas, we have a solution for rats.
We just don't have a solution for the thing that eats the rats.
From a nearby neighborhood this morning:
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2017-04-18 11:41:22 AM  

SVenus: In Texas, we have a solution for rats.
We just don't have a solution for the thing that eats the rats.
From a nearby neighborhood this morning:


That's just a guard-gator. People have a right to protect their homes!
 
2017-04-18 11:41:52 AM  
Now you're just encouraging the ratfarkers.
 
2017-04-18 11:44:46 AM  
This guy's going to be so pissed...
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2017-04-18 11:48:08 AM  

cloudofdust: wildcardjack: Fissile: Funny comments, but the truth is NYC has such a huge rat population because the rats have plenty to eat.  New Yorkers put there trash out in plastic bags and that's where the problem begins.   It should be required...by law...that all trash be placed in metal containers with covers.  That alone would reduce the rat population by quite a lot.  Of course most New Yorkers will resist such a requirement because of reasons.

Sanitation workers union.

You're both wrong. The Dept of Sanitation from the Commissioner's office on down opposes metal cans. They dent, they rust, the lids get damaged or lost or not used, they collect water and garbage juice which exacerbates the smell and maggot breeding. And they don't help with the rat problem.

If you want to understand garbage in NYC you should read Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City by Robin Nagle. Great book.


It doesn't work because they don't have alleys.  Chicago has rats, but not nearly as bad.  The problem is New York doesn't have a place to store big honkin metal containers that can be easily accessed.
 
2017-04-18 11:50:07 AM  
Now all the Roman Catholic rats will be out there protesting.....
 
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