France launches rescue plan for hamsters

  • Little furry hamsters are costing France $4.2M and the top court in Europe is asking Paris to save the Great Hamster of Alsace. For that farmers will undertake measures and will grow crops and plants keeping the little creature in mind, according to media reports. 

    "The aim is to find innovative...practices to preserve the animal without harming farmers' activities," the regional council said in a statement, 

    Media reports indicate that the country will have to pay fines of millions of dollars if it fails to boost the population of hamsters to about 1,500. 

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