January 18, 2022
Authorities in Hong Kong have swooped in on a pet shop, seizing a number of hamsters to be euthanised following a Covid outbreak.
Crowds gathered outside the shop as the animals were carried away in boxes.
Families who have bought a hamster from the Little Boss pet store since 22 December have been told to hand over their pet for euthanasia.
Some 2,000 hamsters and other small mammals are set to be culled because of the outbreak linked to the shop.
Thousands of people have signed a petition against the move.