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Threatened Hamsters Land France in Court

EU aims to force French to save rodent of Alsace
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2009 3:27 AM CDT
Threatened Hamsters Land France in Court
The Alsace hamster has been almost completely wiped out by rat poison, traps and farmers flooding its burrows.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – Indifference to the great hamster of Alsace has landed France in hot water with the European Union, the Telegraph reports. Fewer than 200 of the distinctive black-bellied rodents remain. EU officials, charging that France has refused all attempts to protect the tiny animal, are taking the nation to Europe's highest court in a bid to force France to save the hamster.
(Read more hamster stories.)

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