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.

To read our rules on rat care, click here to go to the Rules page.

If anyone has any concerns about rat care at Barn Hunt events, feel free to contact me personally.

Unfortunately the animal rights group PETA is attempting to discredit Barn Hunt by accusing us of being inhumane to rats. PETA is against all animal use for any reason. To learn more about PETA and the Humane Society of the United States and their radical and extremist views, go to