Washington Rats Act
The Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 is a statute enacted by the government of the District of Columbia (which is coterminous with the United States capital city of Washington). The Act was adopted by the Council of the District of Columbia on 2010 October 5.
Controversy began developing as critics of the law alleged that it protected rats without regard to their effects on the human population, a strident opponent from the outset being the Wildlife Society. The controversy broadened in early 2012 amid concerns about the prevalence of rats in the vicinity of the Occupy DC camp in the District of Columbia.Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) assailed the Act as encouraging exterminators to dump the District of Columbia’s rats into bordering Virginia. Similar concerns were voiced by Maryland legislator Pat McDonough (R-Baltimore).
One commentator referred to the Act as providing "Right to Life for Rodents"! The controversy went national when it was aired by Rush Limbaugh and soon picked up as well by Huffington Post.
District of Columbia Council Member Mary Cheh (D), author of the Act, spoke on Fox News, claiming that critics' statements misrepresented it.

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VA AG Fears DC Law May Relocate Rat 'Families' to Virginia | CNS ...
Jan 13, 2012 ... 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 ...
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D.C. rat summit: Another day in the sun for city's ... - Washington Post
Feb 8, 2012 ... Not only did rats prompt, in part, the weekend raid on the Occupy D.C. ... Called the Wildlife Protection Act, the measure was approved in 2010 ...
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Maryland Lawmaker Wants Policy To Block Rats From D.C.
Jan 19, 2012 ... WASHINGTON -- Maryland doesn't want the District of Columbia's rats, ... to the deluge of attention brought to D.C.'s Wildlife Protection Act of ...
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Oh, rats: Who's right about D.C.'s rodent law? - WTOP - WTOP.com
Jan 18, 2012 ... WASHINGTON – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is in a ... TRUE: The Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 took effect in March of last year.
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Rats are now protected in DC! (Washington: lawyers, transfer, law ...
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 ...
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I Smell a Rat: Solving Rodent Problems - Washington Toxics Coalition
Rats can carry a dozen diseases including plague, and they contaminate about ..... over a pipe or conduit to act as a barrier to rats or mice using it as a highway.
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Virginia to Washington, DC: Keep your rats to yourself - LA Now
Jan 20, 2012 ... Cuccinelli told CNSNews.com that Washington's Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 requires pest control companies to capture rats "and capture ...
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Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wildlife Protection Act of 2010 is a statute enacted by the government of the ... "Washington, DC, law forces exterminators to capture and relocate rats".
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Cuccinelli says D.C. council has banned lethal trapping of rats ...
Jan 23, 2012 ... They all said they are not aware of rice rats existing in Washington. ... Washington D.C., Wildlife Protection Act of 2010, accessed Jan. 19, 2012.
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Old World Rats - Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Norway rats average 16 inches in length, which includes the animal's long, ...... Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of ...
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A new model of empathy: The rat - The Washington Post
Dec 8, 2011 ... In a simple experiment, researchers sought to find out whether a rat would release a ... Jeffrey S. Mogil, the McGill University neuroscientist who showed ... to down-regulate their own stress and act on the empathy,” she said.
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rat hypoglossal motoneurones that support this alternative explanation. First, we show that the hyperpolarizing trough is larger in ACTs calculated from spikes ...
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That's the conclusion reached by researchers at Washington State University, who ... Pregnant rats that were exposed to vinclozolin produced male offspring with ... receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ( ARRA) ...
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Dec 8, 2011 ... Though slow to act at first, once the rat discovered the ability to free its companion, it would take action almost immediately ... Washington Post.
Maryland Lawmaker Wants Policy To Block Rats From D.C.
Jan 19, 2012 ... Instead, the law requires wildlife (including rats) be treated humanely ... Cheh -- a law professor at George Washington University Law School ...
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Letters: Rats, Mice, and Birds and the Animal Welfare Act ... the National Association for Biomedical Research and passed to the University of ... Washington, DC.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. ... food and feedstuffs, roof rats will gnaw on wiring (posing a fire ..... Cooperative Extension Bulletin EB1377, Washington State.
Animal Welfare Act of 1966 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Excluded from the Act are birds, rats of the genus Rattus (laboratory rats), ..... universities, and colleges, diagnostic laboratories, and pharmaceutical firms. .... In: Animals and Their Legal Rights, Animal Welfare Institute: Washington, DC, p.
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Washington (State), Frank Pierce, 1896
The Federal and Colonial Orders, Treaties, Acts and Ordinances Affecting Land Titles in Washington. ... pay out of the county funds of the county treasury a bounty for the scalps of squirrels, sage rats or wild rabbits_ as hereinafter provided.
Safe Drinking Water Act
Edward J. Calabrese, 1989
"Report on the Carcinogenesis Bioassay of Chloroform," National Cancer Institute, Washington, DC (1976). 23. Jorgenson, R. ... "Carcinogenicity of Chloroform in Drinking Water to Male Osborne-Mendel Rats and Female B6C3F, Mice," Fund.
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D. C.) International Congress of Zoology (16th : 1963 : Washington ... and uterus of rats and guinea-pigs have conclusively demonstrated that this compound does not act as a neurotransmitter substance. However, given in high doses, melatonin gives statistically sound retardation of growth in bodyweight in young rats, and, ...
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An act to provide for calling a convention to frame a Constitution for a State of Washington and submitting the same to the ... Commmissioners of certain counties named in the bill, to offer bounties for the soalps of Rabbits and Sage-rats.
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VA AG Fears DC Law May Relocate Rat 'Families' to Virginia | CNS News
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia.
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I Smell a Rat: Solving Rodent Problems — Washington Toxics Coalition
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Old World Rats - Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
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DC Rat Law ‘Crazier then Fiction’ – Requires Rats to Be Relocated with Families | The Lonely Conservative
Just when you thought you’d heard it all, you hear something like this. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is expressing concern over a new law in Washington DC that requires the city to relocate not just rats, but entire rat families.
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Maryland Lawmaker Wants Policy To Block Rats From D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland doesn't want the District of Columbia's rats, either. Patch reports that Maryland Del. Pat McDonough (R-Baltimore County), , who wants to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to the Old Line State, is now planning to intro...
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Big Win For Our Kids and Against Rats (and Rat Poisons) | Mae Wu's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC
My old neighborhood here in Washington, D.C. had an area that we lovingly referred to as Rat Park. Walking around there late at night (or not even that late at night) meant you were guaranteed a few sightings of rats...
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Cuccinelli stands ground on D.C. rats - All Opinions Are Local - The Washington Post
Virginia attorney general continues criticism of D.C. wildlife law.
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