Originally posted by Scales Zoo
I liked how you put it on the pet rat keepers / breeders in the article I read. Well done!
Well, rat-keepers being blamed may only be slightly better for herp people....there is still the possibility of reactive legislation on part of the city that could affect everyone.
I actually have a number of reasons to suspect a pet-rat breeder...not just the financial viability of such an operation, but the colours of the rats, along with the fact that if they were dumped, a pet-rat breeder would more likely have dumped them alive than simply euthanised then frozen them (as one would assume a feeder-breeder would have no qualms doing). I have since learned of some unpublished leads that seem to be pointing in the direction of a local underground subculture of rat-keepers.