Legalization of Ferrets in Massachusetts

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Governor Weld signed the act making ferrets legal at a ceremony on December 12th, 1995.


Here is the act he signed.


The bill took effect on March 7th, 1996, on which occasion Governor Weld's speech (read by then-Lieutenant Governor Cellucci) told the assembled crowd that: "Search and seizure may make sense if there is a crocodile in the tub or a cougar in the closet, but a ferret on the Barcalounger - that's what domestic bliss is made of." (picture from Boston Herald)

Boston Globe coverage.

A year later, Weld Proclaimed March 7th to be Ferret Freedom Day, which MaFF celebrates each year.