Related Program: Morning Edition on WEKU E.U. Court Rules In Endangered Hamsters Favor Related Program: Morning Edition on WEKU TweetShareGoogle+Email The Great Hamster of Alsace is the last wild hamster species in western Europe. It's also a major headache for France. The E.U.'s highest court ruled France failed to protect the endangered rodent and its food supply. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.