Rats didn’t Spread the Plague, Gerbils did

Contrary to popular belief, rats are not responsible for the spread of the black plague. Maybe… rats are cool.

For those of us who suffer from musophobia, rats are a very unwelcome pest. However, there really is no need to fear. Rats not only make one of the friendliest companions a pet-owner could have, they are incredibly intelligent, versatile and, despite what you might think about animal testing, have played a crucial role in the advancement of modern medicine.

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