Californians fight for the right to own ferrets

By Megan Carpentier
Monday, March 7, 2011 10:13 EDT
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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.

[Image via Poppy, Creative Commons licensed]

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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