Adolf Rat-Ler: Bangladesh Farmer Kills 161,220 Rats In One Year

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The Bangladesh rat killer: Farmer kills over 160,000 in one year

The Bangladesh rat killer

A Bangladeshi farmer, Abdul Khaleq Mirbohor, has been named the Bangladesh National Rat Killing Champion after killing over 160,000 rats.

The Bangladesh rat killer: Farmer kills over 160,000 in one year
The Bangladesh rat killer: Farmer kills over 160,000 in one year

As part of a campaign to stop food products being devoured by rats, Mirbohor and his team killed 161,220 rats over a 12-month period.

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He was crowned at a ceremony in Dhaka, where he was awarded a cash prize of 20,000 Bangladeshi taka (N50,000)

“Mr Mirbohor is a passionate rat killer. During the ceremony, he told the dignitaries that nothing gives him pleasure (more) than killing grain-eating rodents,” Abul Kalam Azad, head of the government’s plant protection unit, told AFP.

“I’ve been killing rats since 1996. I love killing them. They are the enemy of the country and people. They devour grains, ground nuts and spread diseases,” the 55-year-old farmer told AFP.

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Government official Borhan Uddin said the farmer was “obsessed” with killing rats. “Fellow villagers called him mad. He is like a Pied Piper of Hamelin,” he said.

The country’s ministry of Agriculture revealed that over 13 million rodents had been killed by farmers in the past 12 months, saving $25 million of food.

 

Wana

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