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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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61.

DeeMaree    

California Hamster Association? Good one tmz! Thats funny. I love you guys joking around all the time.

642 days ago
62.

MISSA    

Omg really?! Who cares its a ****!ng hamster they are rats!!! You can get a new one any day of the year!

642 days ago
63.

Poopsi47    

Really

642 days ago
64.

Howietr    

Geeez, it's not as if he fed chicken to his chicken.

642 days ago
65.

Woot    

I agree. Animals...creatures of ANY kind... aren't toys, aren't inanimate objects... are "things" to use as entertainment. Bad, bad Beiber.

642 days ago
66.

Bryan    

Theirs a hamster website? *facepalm*

642 days ago
67.

tleeg    

Jesus....who cares? When i dont want hampster anymore...i feed it to my pet python....problem solved.

642 days ago
68.

fargone    

"Dude Looks Like a Lady". That picture really brings out the effeminate side of this guy. Hair and ear bling doesn't help. He and Mille Cyrus are twins. Hard to tell which is more manly. :)

642 days ago
69.

jaythepirate    

At least he's not being called out for suffocation by gerbil.com

642 days ago
70.

Dymer    

Seriously?! I gave a hampster away to my brother. Come after me, wait you won't because I'm not a multi millionaire. Stories like these make me sick.

642 days ago
71.

Missy S    

I swear, in this pic he looks like Miley

642 days ago
72.

Deuce    

For the love of God, DO NOT give him a hamster. You never know where he'll put it.

642 days ago
73.

buzz kill    

These organizations are nothing but a bunch of crazies with to much time on their hands. They need to get a life and mind their own business.

642 days ago
74.

Al Carioti    

I'm sure this isn't the only 'abuse' he's caused a hamster.

642 days ago
75.

YOURNOTONMYLEVEL10    

lmao! hamsters eat their own babies sometimes, so who gives a F? seriously this organization is pitiful. and all this coming from someone who LOATHES justin bieber

642 days ago
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