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Hamster torture at Shenyang trade fair
| May 14, 2012
| Shanghaiist reader "Revolted in Shenyang"
Posted on 05/14/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT by Makana
Anyhow, what you see in the video is a woman selling some kind of pest-control for rats that plugs into an electrical socket like a night-light. On her table she has varyingly one or two hamsters in a cage. I've walked past her several times over the past 2 days and sometimes it's one, sometimes it's two.
During her fast-paced sales-pitch she will take out the night-light device and plug it into a yellow extension cord socket on her left. As she plugs it in the hamsters instantly fall onto their backs or sides and begin writhing and convulsing violently. They cease writing the instant she unplugs the light. When there is one hamster in the cage it simply freezes after the shock, or runs wildly around the cage. When there are two hamsters they immediately begin biting and clawing at each other. I witnessed this at least 10 times throughout the course of the two days.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalrights; capitalism; china
Chinese capitalism run amok.
Forget the Whales. Save the hamsters!
posted on 05/14/2012 6:34:18 AM PDT
posted on 05/14/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT
Was Richard Geer there?..........
posted on 05/14/2012 6:43:18 AM PDT
by Red Badger
(Think logically. Act normally.................)
I think I just wet myself
posted on 05/14/2012 6:51:36 AM PDT
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What effect would this have on Barney Frank?
posted on 05/14/2012 6:52:12 AM PDT
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I wonder how it would work on this hamster:
posted on 05/14/2012 7:02:03 AM PDT
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It’s cruel, abusive behavior. How anyone can condone this or find it amusing is beyond me. Sensitive? Yes, so what.
posted on 05/14/2012 7:02:10 AM PDT
big for hamsters, probably guinea pigs. She is obviously selling a toy for guinea pig owners.
posted on 05/14/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT
by Louis Foxwell
(The day liberals grow up is the day tyranny ends.)
It has been available for years. They are sold as something to repel rats and mice.
I don't see the big deal if used in an area away from pets.
posted on 05/14/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT
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They cease writing the instant she unplugs the light.
Dark days for rodent literature.
Waterboard them hamsters ‘till they talk.
posted on 05/14/2012 7:19:43 AM PDT
by MARTIAL MONK
(I'm waiting for the POP!)
posted on 05/14/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT
No. No. They’re trained to do that...and it’s the only job they can get that’s not minimum wage.
She should be in the cage.
posted on 05/14/2012 7:52:02 AM PDT
posted on 05/14/2012 8:35:35 AM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
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Dark days for rodent literature.
It was a dark and stormy hamster...
posted on 05/14/2012 10:10:36 AM PDT
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posted on 07/09/2012 8:29:57 AM PDT
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