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Tigers, lions, and bears revealed to be kept as ‘pets’ by Britons

Research shows a whopping 4,755 dangerous animals have been declared as living on private land up and down the country under the 1976 Act.

CARLY READ: ‘Postal workers who fear the odd ‘beware of the dog’ warning will be astounded by research that shows a whopping 4,755 dangerous animals have been declared as living on private land up and down the country under the 1976 act. The research, by animal welfare and conservation charity Born Free discovered that as well as big cats having been reported living in the UK’s back gardens, 700 venomous snakes and even an elephant were also declared under the law that allows ownership of exotic pets under a local authority licence…

Other animals reported in the study is a giraffe, nine leopards, three cheetahs, zebras, antelope and camels as well as more than 100 monkeys, 130 lemurs, 75 crocodiles and 80 venomous lizards… The charity believes the surge in exotic ‘pet’ ownership is down to the internet, which now makes it easier than ever to buy wild animals online without explanation of where they have come from or how to look after them… The findings have prompted the charity to demand a review of current legislation surrounding the law as well as more restrictions on the ownership of dangerous and wild animals’. SOURCE…

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