The city of Chicago has finally received permission from the Environmental Protection Agency to use dry ice to kill the city’s growing rat population.
According to The Daily Caller, during August of last year, the city implemented a program to use dry ice that would suffocate underground rats while boxes filled with rodent food laced with sterilizing agents will be placed in locations around the city. However, it was held up in December when city officials realized the EPA did not sign off on the plan.
People for the Extortion, Torture, and Abuse of human beings (PETA) decried the effort saying the rats deserve protection and not death. It is suspicious that approval for this would come when the EPA changed hands rather than get immediate approval since President Obama is from Chicago and his former Chief of Staff is now Mayor of the city.
However, by siding with Chicago’s rats, PETA hopes humans and their pets will be attacked and bitten by them. It also can make it possible for them to spread disease and cause illness. This, in turn, results in the likelihood of humans being killed by sicknesses rats can carry. Groups like PETA want larger animal populations to directly or indirectly kill humans as a kind of nature’s army to slaughter mankind.