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Hong Kong: Secret rescue network to evade hamster Covid cull

An underground network of animal lovers is helping Hong Kong hamster owners avoid a government cull.

Authorities began the animal extermination program after humans and hamsters tested positive for Covid-19 at a pet shop.

The rodents are genetically similar to humans, and scientists fear a dangerous mutation could spread across the territory and around the world.

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