Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pet hamsters banned in Vietnam

Hamsters are one of many items imported illegally
Vietnam has banned the sale and possession of hamsters, whose popularity has been soaring.
Owning a hamster in Vietnam could cost you two years' wages
The Ministry of Agriculture says anyone caught with a hamster will be fined up to 30m dong ($1,900) - almost double the average annual wage in Vietnam.
Traded illegally over the Chinese or Thai borders, the hamsters are unlicensed and unchecked.
The authorities say the creatures are a potential source of disease.

Lazy Sunday........

Must be from changing the clock ahead one hour.