The Paris city council has set up a special campaign. The inhabitants have to go on a rat hunt. Literally. Among other things, they are obliged to use rat poison and set rat traps. If they refuse, they can get a fine of 450 euros. The French capital is struggling with a real rat plague. There are no official figures, but according to experts there are around 3.7 million rats in Paris: more than one and a half times as many Parisians live in Paris! They cause widespread destruction when they are looking for food, and can also spread diseases.

Check this video of Dutch Broadcast Foundation NOS: