I’m also surprised that they put the effort of testing all the hamsters... then killed them all anyway!
2512 small animals were culled in total (!) of which 11 resulted positive to covid.
77 hamsters were handed over by their owners. Only one of them so far resulted positive, the owners were sent to PB... and for once I can’t say I’m sorry for them.
Possibly to determine if the virus was mutating and developing into a new strain... Just guessing