Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty by the California Hamster Association...
If your mind is wandering to the realms of Richard Gere, you can stop right there.
To recap: the Biebs recently gave away his pet rodent PAC to a frenzied fan during his performance at the Atlanta Jingle Ball Show, and while the creature has been pictured looking happy with his new owner, the hamsters rights group are not impressed.
They told TMZ that hamsters should be treated delicately and "often succumb quickly to illness and death" especially when faced with "sudden environmental change".
The California Hamster Association added: "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." No wonder hamsters are emotional wrecks...
The group said that if Justin no longer wanted PAC, he should have given the furry pet to an animal shelter or a rescue centre so they could have given him a new owner in a safe manner.
Although Justin has not commented on the situation, PAC has his own Twitter account, which assures everyone he is doing fine.
The tweet read: "Please don't hate on my new owner. She's taking really good care of me! :) (sic)"
Story by Sheena McGinley | 09:08 | Friday 21st December 2012 | Gossip
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