There is one thing no decent website about an actor should be without:
Message board? No.
Chat room? No.
SuppahSekritMemberSection? Hell, no!
We’re talking about – a rat. Yes, a rat. But not just any rat – a HERO RAT!
We’re very happy to inform you that we will have neither a message board nor a chat room and definitely no SSMS – instead, we have adopted Ziko Herorat! He does a more important job than any of us here at “Goodboy, Sparky”: Ziko, who is still a baby, is currently trained to sniff out land mines. With his help, and the help of many other heroic rats (and those who train them), land mines can be found and destroyed. And as Ziko and his pals are featherweights, the mines can’t harm them.
A warm applause for the young man!
Here are a few words from Ziko:
Thank you very much for adopting me.
Let me introduce myself: My name is Ziko and I am an African giant pouched rat. I am no standard rat however because I save lives! I am a herorat, trained to sniff out unexploded landmines in Africa. Every 20 minutes someone is killed or injured by a landmine. Often they are children. My job is to find the mines before the kids do.
Luckily, I have two great advantages over the children. The first is my nose: I can smell explosives even when they are underground. The second is my size: I am too light to set off the mines. As a mine detector, I have other advantages too. I am cheap – I work for peanuts. I am easy to train and I don’t mind repetitive tasks. When trained, I can clear 100 square metres in 30 minutes.
You should probably know that I am a young male rat (I am still baby) and that I live in Tanzania where I’m bred especially to become a herorat. This is great because it means we can grow through my training together. My trainer Shaibu will send you regular reports of my progress toward certification.
I promise to do my best to make you proud of me. With your support, I am sure I will soon be out there finding mines and, most important of all, saving the lives and limbs of kids and innocent adults.
Love & Whiskers
Ziko (inky paw!)
As you can tell, Ziko and his mates are doing a very important job. And you can help them! For only EUR 5.00 a month (that would be about £ 4.00) you can adopt a Hero Rat as well. Mind you, if you can afford more than EUR 5.00, nobody will complain!
For more information about the project and to adopt a hero rat, please click on the picture below:
Help if you can! Spread the word!
Disclaimer: “Hero Rats” is the charity of choice of the webmaster, not of Jack Davenport. We don’t know if he likes rats. Should there ever be Hero Hamsters, we’ll promote them as well. Cheers!
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