Singer Justin Bieber has received a negative reaction following his decision to give away his pet hamster. Justin handed his hamster to an 18 year old, female fan, after his gig in Atlanta earlier this month and, while the fan was clearly delighted, the hamster may not have been.
Justin Bieber is now being accused of animal cruelty by the California Hamster Association, who have hit out at the singer for his actions. The group claim that, by giving away the pet hamster in such a hectic environment, he may well have sentenced it to death.
They explained to TMZ, “[Hamsters] often succumb quickly to illness and death [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.”
The California Hamster Association then continued by claiming that, if Justin Bieber wanted to get rid of his hamster, he should have acted a bit more responsibly and sent it to an animal rescue facility. Justin has yet to make a comment on the accusations.