Cuccinelli said D.C.'s new rat law--the Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 (Wildlife Protection Act of 2010.pdf) --is “crazier than fiction” because it requires that rats and other vermin not be killed but captured, preferably in families; no glue or snap traps can be utilized; the rodents must be relocated from where they are captured; and some of these animals may need to be transferred to a “wildlife rehabilitator” as part of their relocation process.
The law does not allow pest control professionals “to kill the dang rats,” Cuccinelli told CNSNews.com. “They have to capture them--then capture them in families. [Not sure] how you’re going to figure that out with rats. And then you have to relocate them. That brings us to Virginia. Now, if you don’t relocate them about 25 miles away, according to experts, rodents will find their way back. Well, an easy way to solve that problem is to cross a river, and what’s on the other side of the river? Virginia.”
The rats of Washington DC are now protected by environmental laws. You just gotta wonder how that's going to work out.
Protect the rats, euthanize or neuter the cats.
Wasn't this done before? Seems to me that this has happened before.
The Black Death!
http://ezinearticles.com/?Cats,-People, ... &id=161249
How did the Black Death end? Hmm. do I remember?
Central London burned to the ground.
http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/En ... Plague.htm
If you live in DC or Virginia or anyplace near, GET CATS. More than one. You'll have to wait it out until Washington burns. That is, if history is followed.