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Vietnam Clamps Down Hard On Hamsters

by | 7th, March 2008

vietnam-hamster.JPG YOU can’t buy a hamster in Vietnam, not for love nor money.

You cannot possess a hamster. You cannot take a hamster out for dinner. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Health Department (etc.) says anyone caught with a hamster will be fined up to 30m dong [insert adolescent chuckle].

The powers that be say hamsters are dirty. Hamsters spread disease. Hamsters make you sick.

Officials have also expressed concern that the animals are imported from China

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