They mostly ignore people preferring cold blooded animals instead. Although there was a roman named Vedius Pollio who was infamous for keeping a pond of lampreys to put disobedient slaves in.
We break from Lampreys to share wisdom from one historian to you:
Today is: 17th October (GMT), in history on the 17th of October, 1415 AD the following event happened:
Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office