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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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31.

Danielle123    

I'm not necessarily a fan but it seems like people are just nitpicking when it comes to him. When people buy pets from pet stores and take them home, doesn't that count as a sudden environmental change? So no one should buy pets anymore... They are grasping and failing.

640 days ago
32.

lolurdumb    

Its a phucking hamster!!!!!!!!!!! Come on! !!!!

640 days ago
33.

Swtpea    

This makes news? Really?

640 days ago
34.

laffnbear    

I have a nice Ball Python that would like to be the hamsters friend.

640 days ago
35.

verlinda    

Lol...I guess the Hamster's next call will be Gloria Allred

640 days ago
36.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

So, going from Bieber to the animal shelter isn't a change in environment? Did you guys call these people for this lame-o story, TMZ? The hamster is probably better off with the girl.

640 days ago
37.

Hapuc    

CHA shut the hell up nothing better to do go save rats from the sewer if you really care

640 days ago
38.

InformationTrafficker    

For F***'s sake...

It's a HAMSTER!

640 days ago
39.

Ckl    

<<(yes, there's actually a California Hamster Association). TMZ spoke to a rep for the group .>>

Are two losers really considered a group?

640 days ago
40.

jdm    

I thought Bieber *was* a hamster.

640 days ago
41.

Flash    

I don't like the idea of an organization telling me what to do with my hamsters. Likewise, Hillary Clinton tripped on hers and got a concussion and free pass from the media once again. Clintons always get a free pass for their abominations though. I wasn't surprised.

640 days ago
42.

Milkman    

He is such a true playo...Looks like one acts like one. Please Justin stop trying to act like your a big boy it just does not work for you.

640 days ago
43.

heidi4498    

Why don't u feed starving kids instead of having a stupid hamster association? ! Jesus seriously? Doesn't our government already was enough money on stupid sh....it? Shouldnt we be concentrating on bigger issues?!

640 days ago
44.

SheisHot    

Everyone knows he got that hamster to stick up his butt.

640 days ago
45.

Phebes    

Get a life people. It's didn't die. People give hamsters away all the time. This is ridiculous.

640 days ago
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