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1973 Habitrail Advertisement

 

This advertisement for the Habitrail City hamster habitat appeared in the March 9, 1973 issue of the Long Beach Independent. Habitrails were originally manufactured by Metaframe/Living World, which was a division of Mattel Toy.  Mattel eventually sold the business off and Metaframe eventually went bankrupt.  Habitrail was acquired by Rolf C. Hagen and are still manufactured today, although the line has been totally revamped.

Saves Mouse from Torturers

In April of 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, seven-year-old Norbert Lusardi, whom everyone called Butch, was walking home from school one day and saw three high school boys with a mouse. The boys were being quite rough with the mouse and when Butch questioned what they intended to do with the mouse, one of the boys replied that they intended to kill it.

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