Rats online movie review - Dark but enjoyable. It's a horror/documentary about rats, lighten up folks
This is an interesting and different documentary which self identifies as horror also. It's a fun twist on a documentary, and an interesting look at how people the rat problem in various places around the world.
I realize some people are bothered by any loss of life, but rats have to die if we are to thrive. More rats have lived thanks to our cities and garbage than ever would have in the wild.
They were a bit macabre about the topic, but I have trouble understanding why the people who left the one star reviews would even watch this horror/documentary which makes its intentions clear right from the intro. It's not a Disney movie with dancing and singing rats, its a realistic view of rats living among humans. Sometimes life isn't pretty.
My only complaint about this video was that it wasn't longer. I wanted more.
minor spoilers below
One female rat can have up to 15,000 babies in a year. They carry many dangerous diseases which are transmittable to humans. If we stopped killing them they'd quickly consume our entire food supply. Rats can slither through holes the size of a quarter, tread water for 3 days, enter buildings through sewer pipes, jump vertically 4 feet. NYC alone is estimated to have at least 2 million rats, with some estimates being much higher. Rats have attacked homeless people, injured and killed infants in their cribs, attacked people on the subways. They overrun homes and factories and restaurants at night, they chew through wiring in cars and buildings.
In 2013 a rat contraceptive was approved and is being used in cities around the world.