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Hong Kong citizens volunteer to adopt hamsters ordered to be culled

Hong Kong to euthanize small animals. Measure was taken to minimize Covid risk.

Where: Hong Kong

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Approximately 2,000 hamsters and other small mammals are set to be euthanized following a Covid outbreak in a pet shop in Hong Kong.

Thousands of people have expressed their outrage at the decision, signing a petition against the culling.

Many Hong Kongers have since volunteered to take in hamsters that others may be looking to abandon.

A Government of Hong Kong press release states, “The AFCD strongly advises members of the public to surrender hamsters purchased in local pet shops on or after December 22 last year to the department for humane dispatch.”

The Hong Kong Animal Law and Protection Organization stated, “There is no requirement to surrender hamsters purchased from local pet shops on or after 22 December 2021. It is only “strongly advised by the AFCD.”

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