Hamsters killed over Covid ‘resurrected’ in protest — Analysis
To spread awareness on mass culling, Hong Kong’s project will create 2,000 Pixelated Hamsters and sell them as NFTs.
Hong Kong-based group launched NFT (non-fungible token) that is a project to create a new non-fungible currency. “mint into existence”2,00 Pixel art Hamsters protest government’s decision to eliminate pet rodents because of concerns about Covid-19 transmission to people.
The project, known as ‘Carries Hamsters’, is reportedly named after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. After health officials ordered that about 2000 hamsters be destroyed and small rodents removed from the island, the project was launched by pet owners and pet shops. “humanely”Write this week.
Group announced its campaign via Instagram. The group stated that they would “not stand for the euthanizing.”To “stand up, spread [the] word and positivity,”Digitally digitize 2,000 hamsters “resurrected” and sold – with part of the proceeds going to an animal charity “combating”Followers can choose a cull one day prior to the creation of the NFTs.
With the promise that community members will be able to mint their coins, the Monday night start time for the coining is set at midnight. “hamsters of all sorts and colors, with attributes that directly relate”Hong Kong. It will also be “airdrop”NFT holders: “continue the mission and spread the word.”
Life is life. It is important that we all stand united to give each life the respect it deserves.
The group’s account has shared teasers of the digital hamsters that will “live on with us on the blockchain.”You can choose from: “chilling rainbow hamster with a flowery hairband”To other pixelated creations using eyeglasses. Hats, masks, and head shields.
Although the campaign seems to have attracted a large number of people, there have been some negative comments on social media about the group. “shameless to profit off the tragedy.”The project members disagreed. “spreading awareness will make authorities think twice when they make a decision like this.”
While there has been a growing number of petitions and calls to stop the killings, the authorities in Hong Kong haven’t reversed the order. Hong Kong is experiencing a minor spike in Covid-19 case after several months of local transmission.
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