A group of young, political minds have joined together to push lawmakers in the state of Maine to pass a bill that would allow residents to keep hedgehogs as pets. Currently, Maine is one of eight state in the U.S. that does not allow hedgehogs as pets, due to their capacity for carrying salmonella.
These sixth-graders have gone as the reaching out to the Statehouse in Augusta--Maine's capital--to argue their case. The young legislators-to-be are asking for an ease the state's restrictions, because as of now, owning a Hedgehog in Maine is a long and complicated process.
A representative from the state of Maine said officials are looking into the matter. A wildlife expert in the state has commented that in time, Hedgehog ownership could be as easy as obtaining a hamster.