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Humane Destruction of Hamsters|Netizens Listed Hamsters Dedicated to Fighting the Epidemic

2022-01-18T10:48:25.454Z

[Hamster / Humane Destruction / Humane Treatment / Delta Variant Virus / Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department] In response to the detection of the new crown pneumonia virus in 11 hamster samples, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department announced that all hamster pet shops in Hong Kong must be closed, and all hamsters will be "humane"



[Hamster / Humane Destruction / Humane Treatment / Delta Variant Virus / Agriculture and Fisheries Department] In response to the detection of the new crown pneumonia virus in 11 hamster samples, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department announced that all hamster pet shops in Hong Kong must be closed, and all hamsters will be "humanely treated" (humane Destruction), emphasizing that "for the sake of public health, it is safer to destroy (hamsters) and not be afraid of spreading the virus."


As soon as the news came out, netizens were enthusiastic about it. Some netizens even recalled that the hamster had "dedicated" to help research and fight against the epidemic, and directly denounced the "destruction of humanity" as "repaying kindness to vengeance."


As 11 hamster samples tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department announced that all hamster pet shops in Hong Kong must be closed, and all hamsters will be treated "humanely" (humane destruction).

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After the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department announced that hamsters in all pet shops in Hong Kong would be "humanely destroyed", some netizens supported the government's approach to ensure public health and safety, but most netizens criticized it for being inhumane.

Some netizens recalled that the government expert consultant and the team of Yuan Guoyong of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong once used hamsters to study the effect of wearing masks to prevent epidemics, accusing the government of "repaying kindness and revenge".

Looking through the data, Yuan Guoyong's team published a study in May 2020, using about 50 golden Syrian hamsters to test the efficacy of wearing masks, and used about 50 golden Syrian hamsters to test the efficacy of masks. , respectively put into two cages in a closed cell, the two cages are separated by a perforated partition, and a fan is installed, and the one-way airflow can enter the other cage from the cage of the infected hamster through the partition.

It was found that if there was no mask between the two cages, the infection rate of virus-free hamsters was 66.7%, that is, two out of every three were infected; The infection rate of healthy hamsters dropped sharply to 16.7% when people with the virus wore masks. If the surgical masks were placed outside the cages of healthy hamsters, it was simulated that healthy people wore masks, but those with the virus did not wear masks, and the infection rate of healthy hamsters increased slightly. to 33.3%, proving that wearing masks is effective in preventing epidemics.

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The AFCD's humane treatment method clearly shows that the AFCD's humane destruction of hamsters in Hong Kong's pet shops is safer. Netizens comment: How humane!

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Source: hk1

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