Hamsters have been made illegal in Vietnam and anyone caught with one of the little devil's can be fined almost double the average Vietnam ANNUAL wage. It is feared the little fellows are a potential source of disease.
Unlike the UK's small furries, fish are traditional pets in the Far East. However, the Chinese Year of the Rat have made small furries the 'IT pets' and a sub-culture of hamster related activities is developing.
What on earth would happen to the UK if this happened over here I dread to think.