Justin Bieber has come under fire from an obscure special interest group after he gave his pet hamster to a fan.
The California Hamster Association complained to an online gossip site about the pop star's actions, which they equated to "animal cruelty," according to Pop Crush.
The cruelty claims comes from the group's assertion that "an environmental change" could prove fatal to hamsters.
The rep reportedly said, "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."
They reportedly insist that the Bieber should have instead given the pet to a shelter or rescue facility.
So did the hamster meet his doom over the transfer? Find out the creature's fate here.