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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/hong-kong-orders-hamster-cull-after-covid-19-hits-pets-2442871

The outbreak of Delta variant cases in humans linked to the shop worker prompted tests on hundreds of animals, with 11 hamsters showing up positive.

That has brought a pet rodent clampdown on Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, which is following the mainland's zero-tolerance approach to COVID-19 even as much of the world shifts to living with it.

The territory's Health Secretary Sophia Chan stressed at a news conference that there was no evidence domestic animals can pass the disease to humans, but authorities were anyway acting out of caution to ban imports and sales of pet rodents.

Still living in the shadows of COVID-19, are we? Maybe we should start culling humans since we are the ones transmitting the virus. RIP my furry friends! 

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Wow, HK is the most paranoid by far. The transmission of the covid virus is human to human. I dont think it harms animals.

Anyway here's a website that says that there is no need for culling.

https://www.worldanimalprotection.ca/news/everything-you-need-know-about-coronavirus-and-pets

There is no evidence that pets can be a source of infection to other animals or humans. We highly recommend all pet owners take care of their animals and keep calm. Pets shouldn't be abandoned under any circumstance and, as always, there's absolutely no need for culling.

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Turbocharged

Knn...is always other animals who take the hit for us...what if in future we mankind are the ones to be culled instead..

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Supersonic

Poor animals always getting the bitter end because of humans failure ……. There is a saying that if humans are wiped out of the Earth …… all is well but if let’s say the insects get wiped out …. Earth will not last long as they play a bigger role than us 

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How does a single pet shop have 2,000 hamsters though? Most pet shops I go to, even big ones, have just 50-60 in the standard few varieties…

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6 hours ago, Volvobrick said:

Tomorrow serving at a restaurant somewhere in HK:

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Seriously....Probably better with sambah balachan instead of bell pepper... 🤔

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8 hours ago, Kopites said:

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I hope Singapore zoo don't cull our sick lions 🙄

Wonder what happens if they find out at their panda facilities that panda can Corona too 🤔..  maybe punish the keepers.

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I think we should be the last 1 to laugh at this,

Instead i give HK authority 👍for taking decisive action, ppl forgot europe cull millions of minks because of cov scare.

 Look at our ownself, everything also aimai aimai ( how many cases yesterday ?)

other then 2-5, 2-5 booster , booster and more booster , we didnt take any decisive step at all.  

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1 hour ago, Macrosszero said:

How does a single pet shop have 2,000 hamsters though? Most pet shops I go to, even big ones, have just 50-60 in the standard few varieties…

Franchise pet shop. 

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https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/3163775/coronavirus-hong-kong-leader-worried-about-community-outbreak

"The cull order applies to all hamsters bought in Hong Kong since December 22, when a shipment of the animals arrived from the Netherlands and they were transferred to a Little Boss warehouse in Tai Po. A second shipment arrived on January 7."

More pictures here. 

Human are so inhuman. What does shops in mong Kok got to do with causeway bay outlet? Swim across!.😤

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10 hours ago, Kyrios said:

Knn...is always other animals who take the hit for us...what if in future we mankind are the ones to be culled instead..

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Not untrue. Humans just keep sucking away Earth's resources and did nothing to contribute back to the eco system except to maybe planting a few trees here and there. 

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