No matter what country you’re in, you can depend on government bureaucracy to make life harder and more difficult while inconveniencing you and taking your money in the form of taxes as well. In the case of New York bar McSorley’s Old Ale House, five years ago the health department told them they had to get rid of their cat, Minnie the Second.
Once the bar got rid of their cat, rodent activity increased, Now the health department has shut down the bar because of excessive rodents. On the one hand, the health department doesn’t want cats, but on the other, they don’t want rodents either.
The solution is simple. Let the cat back in the bar and the rodents will go away. Sometimes the simplest solutions are right in front of your face at all times, wrapped in fur and purring on your couch.