Currently under consideration in The House of Lords: Should it resolve its vermin infestation with cats, or continue using poison and traps?

Yep, London’s Houses of Parliament, also known as Westminster Palace, has mice and rats, and the peers aren’t exactly sure what to do about it.

Ivan Anthony Moore-Brabazon, the House’s administration chief, on Wednesday turned down suggestions to acquire cats. He says the felines could ingest mice poison or wander around the chamber and disrupt business.

He’s pro the status quo: using poison and mousetraps.

The vermin have been seen daily in the palace’s restaurants and bars, like a scene from Ratatouille.

Nearby theaters in London’s West End are facing similar problems, with three-quarters of actors and stage managers reporting infestations of mice, rats and fleas, according to The Guardian newspaper.

I dunno, sounds like a no-brainer to me. A clowder or two of cats would fix them right up. They could adopted from local shelters which is not just a good thing to do, but one that would likely generate good PR. Win-Win. — Karen

[SOURCE: PHOTO: gallery.hd.org

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