According to TMZ Justin Bieber issued a DEATH SENTENCE to his pet hamster PAC when he gave it away to a screaming fan outside of a concert earlier this month ... this according to the California Hamster Association! <--- Lol weird right CHA!?
Apparently TMZ spoke to a rep for the group ... who told them Justin Bieber committed an act of "animal cruelty" when he gifted away the animal to a fan.
The CHA said ... hamsters are fragile creatures that "often succumb quickly to illness and death," especially when faced with "sudden environmental change."
"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."
Check out the picture below of Justin's hamster and the fan!