People aren’t too sure about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s suggestion for vegetarians with house mice

The celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been in the news recently because he’s come out against the idea that the US government is hiding its knowledge of alien invasions, arguing that they wouldn’t be able to keep it quiet.

We can think of at least one president who definitely couldn’t have kept his trap shut about it, and who probably would have claimed he’d singlehandedly defeated them all. Bigly.

It has also come to our attention, however, that the eminent astrophysicist is far more concerned about a more mundane creature than Zarg of Kepler 186f – mice.

Here’s his advice for vegetarians who use humane traps to rid their homes of invading rodents.


An alternate perspective.

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“The average life expectancy of a mouse in the wild is somewhere between nine and eighteen months.

If you care about animal life that much, the best thing you could do for the mouse is leave it in your basement. It’ll live up to six years there.”

We’re not sure that’s going to catch on, to be honest.

This is what TikTok users had to say about it.

So, would it then be wrong to release the mouse while singing “The Circle of Life” from the Lion King movie? asking for a friend….

It’s not 100% about killing. Its’s about the way the animals are raised and treated. Also, mice ruined our basement. No way.

If they pay the rent I will let them.

Yeah I know the mouse will probably die on it’s own, but I don’t wanna be responsible for ending its life. It’s just a cute lil thing lol.

Someone gotta feed the owl.

Neil… no.
Mike Harris

Neil I love you but please leave the vegetarians alone.
Saime Demiri

I kept a house spider as a “pet” I would catch flies and throw them in the net, she got real big .

So, most of us veggies and vegans fully understand that, but many are anti commercial inhumane farming methods. That’s the big issue.
Marc Ayres

You’re overthinking this one
vegan Mom

Terrible argument. love ya still!

stoptrynabegod had some advice of their own.

Stick to gravity, dude.

But racoontiz was way ahead of him.

‘I’m vegan and I had a mouse living in my home that I was feeding for about a year or two lol.’

Okay. Maybe it will catsch on.


This takedown of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s thoughts on ‘Frozen’ was ice cold

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