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Mom would have killed then eaten her daughter’s hamster in exchange for drugs UK News

A mother suspected of animal cruelty has been arrested for killing and then eating her daughter’s pet hamster in exchange for crack cocaine. Horrifying video footage of the alleged incident has been posted online.

It was uploaded to Facebook and the 39-year-old is shown apparently killing the poor creature that belonged to her daughter, then putting it in her mouth and swallowing it, WalesOnline reports. Police have confirmed a woman from Grantham in Lincolnshire was arrested on Thursday as part of an RSPCA investigation.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “We have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of animal cruelty following a distressing video posted to social media depicting an act involving a hamster. Grantham was arrested by our officers yesterday (June 23) following an investigation by the RSPCA.

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“She has been released under investigation and we will continue to support the RSPCA in their investigation.”

Meanwhile, an RSPCA spokesperson said: ‘This is an extremely distressing video and we would like to reassure the public that we are investigating and working closely with the police. Please do not call us about this video unless you have first-hand information about the incident that could aid in an investigation, as this may prevent emergency calls about animals in need from us. to arrive at.

“If you see this video on social media, please report it to the platform immediately. Please do not share or comment on it as it increases the chances of other people seeing it and being distressed.

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