Slightly off topic, but so glad we don't have an EU Commission in the US. I feel like a country should have their own say in what they do. It might seem like sense to a point, but that line can get crossed so easily. France's economy isn't that great right now and farmers should grow what makes sense. These hamsters ought to be moved or have some raised in captivity to increase their numbers - it doesn't make sense to pause modern life as it is to protect a species, especially farming - it makes more sense to place a species where it will thrive naturally with the changing world around it. Designate an area or reserve, but don't force the farmers to grow alfalfa.