Once upon a time, when Hermione Granger was at the Head of the Department of Magical Justice, she decided the magical world needed a public hearing on wand ownership. Any magical creature deprived of their right to own a wand could just turn up and ask for one. They should explain to the magical community what the ownership of a wand would change in their lives, and give evidence that they would use their wands reasonably if they owned one, and not organise any kind of revolt against the magical world.
Hermione would have expected house elves – or goblins – to come. Quite surprisingly, none of these creatures felt the need to apply for wand ownership. Instead, she had the surprise to see two magical creatures that she recognised at once. The first one was a Hogwarts ghost to whom she had never spoken: the Fat Friar, from Hufflepuff. The other one was Buckbeak, the Hippogriff Sirius Black rode to escape the Dementors when she was in third year at Hogwarts. She couldn't help smiling, but her personal assistant reminded her that she had to be neutral.
The Fat Friar spoke first. His argument seemed quite convincing: he had owned a wand, very long ago, and had never made anything wrong with it – no Unforgivable Curse, and even no unforgivable sin, since he had once been a monk. His wand had been very helpful of course – it had even provided him with a job. He had learned – and then taught – how to use it.
When asked how he would use his wand if he could not touch it, provided that he were given the right to own and use it, the Fat Friar seemed quite awkward. He tried to make up an answer, but it wasn't convincing. When asked to clarify his statement, the ghost ended up coughing that the Ministry should consider the question in detail, and ask the best wizards from the Department of Mysteries to work on the invention of a ghost-holdable wand.
Hermione thanked the Fat Friar for his courage, and told him the Ministry would consider his query further and let him know when they would have a decision.
Then, there was the Hippogriff. The first problem was to find an interpreter. There had been huge progress in the understanding of magical creature languages these last few years, but the most eminent linguist still had trouble understanding the meaning of the strange sounds made by Hippogriffs.
The Ministry ended up finding a scholar that claimed he might understand the general meaning of a Hippogriff's speech, without being able to translate the subtleties, providing that Hippogriffs were capable of many subtleties.
When the Hippogriff had spoken for quite a long time, the scholar give his translation: Buckbeak wanted a wand because he needed to defend himself against wizards. Indeed, wizards had taken the habit of riding Hippogriffs as if they were horses. Since Hogwarts' Care of Magical Creatures teacher Hagrid taught everyone that anyone who bowed in front of a Hippogriff could freely ride it, this Buckbeak Hippogriff's life had become a nightmare, and he decided he needed a wand to defend his dignity.
The Ministry felt quite awkward. Of course, they could not accept this query: it was a clear case of rebellion against wizard supremacy and a breach of magical peace. When they were discussing how they could reject his query politely, something very surprising happened. It seemed that the Hippogriff did actually understand what they were saying, and was getting all the angrier since the wizards were calling him "this barmy Hippogriff".
He shouted several times, but the people of the Ministry continued to be rude – and Buckbeak got very, very angry. Hermione tried to warn her colleagues, but it was too late. He took a bunch of Fanged Frisbees that were under his wings and began attacking people with them.
It took roughly two hours to calm down Buckbeak and it required the help of half the Aurors that were present at the Ministry. Of course, neither the Fat Friar nor Buckbeak were allowed to own a wand – and never was Hermione allowed to organise such a hearing anymore. Wand ownership remained a wizard privilege, and Hermione focused her political action on house elves.