The state of California considered ferrets a danger to indigenous wildlife — even domesticated ones — and so owning pet ferrets in the state is illegal. But some California ferret lovers are taking their fight to the statehouse, demanding the right to keep their pets without fear of prosecution or the euthanasia of their animals.

Watch the video, released by the Associated Press on March 7, 2011, below.

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