dangerous wild animals


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dangerous wild animals

a category laid down in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 that deals with licensing and criminal liability. The Act lays down a list of species that are thus deemed to be dangerous no matter how nice any particular member of the species maybe. The definition is incorporated in the Animals (Scotland) Act 1987 as the main definition of dangerousness for the purposes of civil liability in Scotland. See ANIMAL LIABILITY.
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Lee Thompson, 36, of Napier Close, Basildon, has been charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis, two counts of breaching a ban on keeping a dangerous wild animal, two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and two counts of keeping a dangerous wild animal other than under the authority of a licence granted in accordance with the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
Among the 16 live snakes were pythons and a Madagascan giant hognose snake, and several that were classed as dangerous wild animals including cobras and copperheads.
Determined to save the elephants and re-establish them in a former habitat, Anthony spent months winning the trust of these huge and potentially dangerous wild animals, learning to understand and communicate with them.
They were officially declared dogs - they were previously considered wolves, requiring a Dangerous Wild Animals licence - 10 years ago.
Under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, camels are considered to be dangerous wild animals.
Leading wildlife organisation the Born Free Foundation said the incident was a "startling reminder" of the risks of keeping dangerous wild animals in captivity.
Chris Draper, associate director for animal welfare and care at the foundation, said: "While we are relieved that this incident apparently ended without injury to visitors or to the gorilla, it is yet another startling reminder of the risks associated with maintaining dangerous wild animals in captivity.
Urns can't be posted LIVE ANIMALS Live animals and reptiles are prohibited, as are any creatures or insects classified as dangerous within the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (including certain venomous spiders).
The UAE's Federal National Council passed the drafted legislation in June, with the drafted law imposing heavy penalties - imprisonment, and/or a Dh1 million fine on those found guilty of owning unlicensed and dangerous wild animals, including lions, tigers, and monkeys, among others.
Dangerous wild animals (DWA) licences are granted by councils to allow people to keep undomesticated animals as pets, providing they have the requisite safety measures at their home and pay a small fee.
In the North East, Durham County Council revealed residents have one zebra, 40 bison, and one Bengal cat, while on South Tyneside a Bengal cat and one Asian leopard cat are being kept under dangerous wild animals licences.
What's more, Lew also liberated big cats for other people whose collections of downright dangerous pets flew in the face of the newly introduced Dangerous Wild Animals Act.