A video posted last year shows a little gray rat named Baby lounging in his owner's lap, half buried in a pile of spaghetti. Cradled by his human as she strokes his little face and plays with his tiny feet, Baby looks like he's in total ratty bliss as he holds the spaghetti strands in his paws and chows down. Share this adorable video with your friends and family!
April 24th is World Day for Lab Animals when the spotlight is focussed on the millions of animals across the world suffering and dying in labs. In New Zealand in 2014 (latest figures) 11,807 rats were tested on and 58,379 mice. Like us, rats think and feel and can suffer. But their physiology is quite different from ours. Do not forget to share it :)