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Hong Kong to cull some 2,000 hamsters and other small mammals following Covid-19 outbreak

Authorities in Hong Kong are seizing a number of hamsters to be euthanised following a Covid outbreak. Crowds gathered outside the Little Boss pet store as the animals were carried away in boxes. Families who have bought a hamster from the store since 22 December have been told to hand over their pet for euthanasia. […]

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Pope Francis criticises couple for choosing to have pets instead of children

Pope Francis criticized couples who choose to have pets instead of children as selfish, arguing that their decision to forgo parenthood leads to a loss of “humanity” and is a detriment to civilization. The Pope made the comments on Wednesday while speaking to a general audience about Saint Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father. Francis was lauding […]

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Cats have caused more than 100 house fires in the past 3 years in South Korea, officials say

Pet owners in South Korea have been warned to stay on their guard after more than 100 fires were started by cats over the past three years, according to fire officials in the capital Seoul. A statement Thursday from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department said cats caused a total of 107 house fires […]

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UK pets will require certificate to enter Europe Union after BREXIT

Pet owners in Britain will need new documents to enter the European Union with their animals after the Brexit transition period ends on January 1 next year, the government said. Owners will have to get an animal health certificate from a vet no earlier than 10 days before travel, the government said on its Brexit […]

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Germany to introduce law for testing pets for coronavirus

German government plans to introduce an obligation that any cases of coronavirus in pets be reported to authorities. It says the move is needed to assist research into the virus. Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said Tuesday that the plan is for the move to be considered by parliament next month. Kloeckner said that there will […]

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People are walking ‘fish in a bowl’ to go around strict stay-at-home order

The Spanish government’s strict stay-at-home order allows people to leave their homes to walk their pets. Well, that order has prompted some to get a little creative with what the government means in terms of “pet.” On Friday the Spanish National Police tweeted an image of a man getting fined for “walking” a fish in […]