It's easy for us to extend our concern and compassion to whales, dolphins, koalas, pandas . . . but rats!? Yet rats are more similar to us humans than we might care to acknowledge. So, once again, I invite you to think and feel again:
A couple of years ago, writer Robert Sullivan chose an alley near Wall Street in New York City, and for an entire year, night after night, he watched the rats that lived there. Out of those observations came a remarkable book.
Listen to National Public Radio's interview with Robert Sullivan.