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Justin Bieber

Accused of Animal Cruelty

... By Hamster Org.

12/20/2012 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber issued a DEATH SENTENCE to his pet hamster PAC when he gave it away to a screaming fan (who promised to love and cherish it forever) outside of a concert earlier this month ... this according to the California Hamster Association (yes, there's actually a California Hamster Association).

TMZ spoke to a rep for the group ... who tells us Bieber committed an act of "animal cruelty" when he gifted away the animal ... even if his intentions were good.

The CHA tells us ... hamsters are fragile creatures that "often succumb quickly to illness and death," especially when faced with "sudden environmental change."

In short ... "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."

DOOM!!!!!!

So what should Bieber have done instead? The CHA says if Justin no longer wanted the pet, he could have left it in the care of an animal shelter or rescue center ... so they could've handed it off to a responsible new owner in a safer manner.

As for PAC, he's currently alive and well in the care of Bieber's 18-year-old super-fan Tori ... who has vowed to treat the animal like a tiny rodent god.

So far, no comment for Bieber.

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16.

Fat Matt    

Imagine telling a potential booty call at the bar that you're a member of the California Hamster Association. It's basically another way of saying DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH ME

580 days ago
17.

Tara    

The CHA tells us ... hamsters are fragile creatures that "often succumb quickly to illness and death," especially when faced with "sudden environmental change."

So how exactly is giving to the girl versus dropping it off at the animal shelter different? It is still in fact a "sudden environmental change."

By the way the California Hamster Association really?

580 days ago
18.

billybob    

Justine is a talentless P.O.S., an industry product, that's it. Although it might be overdone by Hamster Org or whatever, let me say this:

My pets (my dogs, for instance) trust me, they instinctively know that i can decide about their live.
And that is the same with every pet. To betray their trust and to betray you responsibility for them clearly shows, that you are a worthless P.O.S, because NOBODY can really trust you!

580 days ago
19.

kitnplayn    

I knew some animal rights group would jump all over this. He gave it to a fanbase that worships him, so of course she is not going to harm it in any way. That is probably the most pamper rodent on the plant. Shut up already and put your efforts into necessary animal abuses.

580 days ago
20.

moribundman    

At least the hamster wasn't given to Richard Gere.

580 days ago
21.

Reg    

I swear Bieber and Miley are one and the same.

580 days ago
22.

bernergirl    

Why the heck is there even a hamster organization???? Can't that just be a subsiderary of a larger animal cruelty organization?

580 days ago
23.

YouDontSay    

Oh for crying out loud. His fan will dig it forever. What a crock of crap.

580 days ago
24.

Keyser Söze    

Hey, if you actually work for CHA, you need to give your life at least the appearance of legitimacy... even though it's obviously nonexistant.

So, for those guys, that meaningless Bieber story is STRAIGHT-UP GOLD - they go to their family and say: "look, mom! I talk down to that Justin kid! See, I told you my work was important!"

580 days ago
25.

Gretel    

I hope that girl doesn't kiss that hamster. Hamsters pull their poop out of their butts and half the time they eat it. Yum yum, Bieber kisses!

580 days ago
26.

JimmyCrapCorn    

Justin Bieber wears lipstick.

580 days ago
27.

Gretel    

I hope that girl doesn't kiss that hamster. Hamsters pull their poop out of their butts and half the time they eat it. Yum yum, Bieber kisses!

580 days ago
28.

Howietr    

Guess I'm an idiot because for the life of me I can't figure out what the kid's done to bring on the hate. Seems like a real musician rather than a Disney creation. Gotta figure it's just that he's so huge and omnipresent so there's no escape for people whose tastes run elsewhere. Hardly his fault. And he'll undoubtedly keep growing as an artist.

Just my two cents - let the hating begin.

580 days ago
29.

Latch Johnson    

By that thought then every time someone buys and takes home a hamster from the store, that is an act of cruelty. This is literally the stupidest thing I've heard, next to Justine's singing.

580 days ago
30.

Mee    

Bizarre NARCISSIST,
cold and heartless, lacks compassion for life around him. You can tell alot about a person in the way they treat defenseless animals.
He suddently DEVALUED the animals life and DISCARDED him to a stranger that was preoccupied with him not in being a responsible pet owner.
Bieber's sick behavior was a form of aggression. He will have problems having meaningful relationships and could be the next "mixed up" male version of Lindsay Lohan. This is animal cruelty without a doubt.

580 days ago
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