The California Hamster Association (CHA), yeah we didn’t know they existed either, have accused Justin Beiber of animal cruelty for giving away his pet hamster to a fan.
TMZ is reporting that the CHA has said, that even though Bieber’s intentions were good, that he has put the animal in a situation that could kill it. Adding that hamsters are “fragile creatures” that can “succumb quickly to illness and death when faced with sudden environmental change.”
“The moment that hamster was handed off to a screaming girl in a harsh, frenzied environment was likely the moment it gazed at the short path to its doom,” that CHA said.
Then what is one to do with a hamster they can no longer take care of? The CHA suggests leaving them in the care of an animal shelter or rescue center, so they can find the animal a new home in a safe way.
The hamster, is fine and the fan who is caring for it has vowed to treat the little guy well.