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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 19: Leading, driving, or conveying dangerous wild animals on public ways

Section 19. Whoever leads or drives a bear or other dangerous wild animal or causes it to travel upon or be conveyed over a public way unless properly secured in some covered vehicle or cage shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars. Any such animal which is found upon a public way not so secured or caged may be killed by a sheriff, constable or police officer.