First the Sublime
Efforts to stem the spread of Avian flu has taken such a heavy toll on populations of chickens, that many Vietnamese have taken to eating cats and snake because, as everyone knows, these taste just like chicken. Trouble is that one result of turning so many predators into dinner has been a huge increase in the size of the rat population. But not to worry, the clever chefs of Viet Nam have come up with a solution...
You can read more about it here in the Wall Street Journal.
Now the ridiculous
Well, perhaps ridiculous is a bit harsh. The following is about how PETA is appealing to Asians to be nice to rats during the Year of the Rat which begins tomorrow, I think.
Be kind to rodents in Year of the Rat, plead animal lovers