Fighting Landmines – The Hero Rat

This is one hot link tipp I just got from Line – who is currently attending the Skoll World Forum in Oxford:

Hero Rat

Rats have a very fine sense of smell and are can be trained for landmine detection. A great idea, and a fun website. Go check it out now! Adopt a rat!

P. S.: I would have loved to adopt one straight away but the page is ‘under repair’. They better fix it soon.
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2 Responses to “Fighting Landmines – The Hero Rat”


  1. 1 greeneyes April 14, 2008 at 7:50 am

    And I’m guessing they would be light enough to not set it off?

  2. 2 aishah April 14, 2008 at 8:26 am

    greeneyes, you’re guessing right ;-)


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