As is outlined in our Rules the Barn Hunt Association puts a great deal of emphasis proper rat care. We do not allow rats to be harmed and are very particular about ventilation, rest breaks, etc. Many of the rats used in Barn Hunt are personal pets and most give every indication of enjoying their interaction with the dogs. Or of taking the opportunity for a nice nap.
The Barn Hunt rules, accessed in the menu above, contain details on rat care in the sport.
If anyone has any concerns about rat care at Barn Hunt events, feel free to contact me personally.