Hong Kong seizes hamsters from pet store for mass cull – BBC News


…Authorities announced the decision on Tuesday after an outbreak of the Delta variant linked to a worker in the shop prompted officials to test hundreds of animals there – with 11 hamsters positive.

Officials say it may be an example of animal-to-human Covid transmission.

… But as a “preventative measure”, 2,000 hamsters and other small mammals in

the city will be killed. The animals are spread across 34 different pet shops and animal storage centres.