And proud of it.
I wonder if they rent the rat or own it. If they use it a lot, then ownership makes sense, though I don’t know how much upkeep and maintenance a giant rat requires.
This is a protest thing. (They also had a very nice casket on display.)
It appears that the men are implying that other people are rats. Big rats with red eyes. Quite formidable if you ask me (but I’m a coward).
They are quite proud of their rat.