Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID-19 hamster cull

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID-19 hamster cull

21/1/2022 6:26:00 AM

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID-19 hamster cull

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police will deal with pet lovers who try to stop people giving up their hamsters to be put down, or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said, after they ordered a cull of the cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police will deal with pet lovers who try to stop people giving up their hamsters to be put down, or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said, after they ordered a cull of the cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, officialsordered the killing of about 2,000 hamstersfrom dozens of pet shops after tracing a coronavirus outbreak to a worker at a shop, where 11 hamsters later tested positive for COVID-19.Thousands of people have offered to adopt unwanted hamsters amid a public outcry against the government and its pandemic advisers, which the office of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam called irrational.

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Carrie needs to get her head checked Sad for HK. Science took a back seat. Carry master’s balls more important. Zero-covid policy effective? Or live with virus is better? what if dog or cat tested positive in hk? will cull? You got to do what you got to do.

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Heartbreak as Hong Kong pet owners give up hamsters for Covid cullHeartbreak as HK pet owners give up hamsters for COVID cull

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fearsHONG KONG (Reuters) -Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a mass cull order from the government over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicky owners would abandon their pets. Authorities ordered on Tuesday 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet shops and storage facilities to be culled after tracing a coronavirus outbreak to a worker in the Little Boss petshop, where 11 hamsters subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Scientists around the world and Hong Kong health and veterinary authorities have said there was no evidence that animals play a major role in human contagion with the coronavirus.

Hong Kong's COVID-19 hamster cull sparks fear of owners abandoning petsHONG KONG: A mass hamster cull in Hong Kong sparked fears among animal welfare groups on Wednesday (Jan 19) that panicky people would abandon their pets after 11 of the rodents from one pet shop in the c Guess its no more hamster tik tocs from HK then... CCP's puppets have no respect for life! FreeHongKong StandWithHongKong BoycottBeijingOlympics

LinkedIn HONG KONG: Hong Kong police will deal with pet lovers who try to stop people giving up their hamsters to be put down, or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said, after they ordered a cull of the cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials ordered the killing of about 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet shops after tracing a coronavirus outbreak to a worker at a shop, where 11 hamsters later tested positive for COVID-19. Thousands of people have offered to adopt unwanted hamsters amid a public outcry against the government and its pandemic advisers, which the office of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam called irrational. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said any effort to try to save hamsters would be dealt with, even if that meant calling in the law. "If the people concerned continue with such action, or fail to return the hamsters taken away, the AFCD will stringently follow up and hand it over to the police for handling," said the department, which has also advised people not to kiss pets. Pedestrians walk past a closed pet shop in Mong Kok district after a hamster cull was ordered to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, in Hong Kong, China, Jan 19, 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/Lam Yik) The government has said the animals are being humanely dispatched and called on all sectors of society to unite to fight the spread of coronavirus. Around the world, there have been coronavirus cases in various animals including dogs and cats, though scientists have said there is no evidence animals play a major role in human contagion with the coronavirus. The Hong Kong government has said it cannot take any chances. Unlike many other cities, Hong Kong has maintained a"zero COVID" strategy focused on eliminating the disease, with schools and gyms shut, restaurants closing at 6pm and air travel with many major hubs severed or severely disrupted. Hong Kong has also been testing rabbits and chinchillas but only the hamsters were positive. They were all imported from the Netherlands, according to broadcaster RTHK. Related: