The decision to cull the hamsters has sparked outrage among pet owners and animal welfare groups. Photo: Nora Tam
The decision to cull the hamsters has sparked outrage among pet owners and animal welfare groups. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong hamster cull: drastic measure necessary to prevent ‘another disaster’ caused by Delta’s spread, top Covid-19 expert explains

  • Leading microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung says the elderly will be at risk if the Delta variant of the coronavirus is leaked into the community
  • As the transmissibility or virulence of the mutated virus strain is not known, it is essential to prevent it from spreading across the city and beyond its borders

The decision to cull the hamsters has sparked outrage among pet owners and animal welfare groups. Photo: Nora Tam
The decision to cull the hamsters has sparked outrage among pet owners and animal welfare groups. Photo: Nora Tam
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