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A California lawmaker has an idea for a compromise between ferret owners and the state – ferret amnesty. State agencies oppose ferret legalization. They say they worry the animal could damage some of California´s delicate ecosystems.

Senator Dede Alpert´s bill would make every pet ferret in the state legal if it´s been neutered or spayed, registered, and vaccinated for rabies. The animal also would need to have a tracking microchip implanted in case it escapes.