dangerous wild animals

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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A SMALL crocodile is among the "dangerous wild animals" being kept by residents in Warrington.
The 45-year-old believes members of the public are seeing the remnants of those big cats released when the Dangerous Wild Animals Act was introduced in 1976.
Holly would need to apply to the council for a Zoo Licence or a Dangerous Wild Animals Licence to keep the animals at home, and GBC said it would be "very happy to help".
When encountering dangerous wild animals, such as lions and elephants, Hindson said it is important that they see us, the visitors, as one single unit.
Parent Joseph Kamwaro said that using the bushes exposed the young learners to attacks by dangerous wild animals.
The matter will be discussed with the family," the KWS officer said.Ms Wendot urged people living near the lake and other water bodies that are habitats of dangerous wild animals to be cautious when using the water to prevent human-wildlife conflict.
The would-be croc owner has applied for a dangerous wild animals licence to keep a couple of spectacled caimans.
Shoura members also urged the authority to protect people from dangerous wild animals in some areas.
In Kirklees, the council has issued just one licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
According to the Born Free Foundation, there are about 500 dangerous wild animals being kept by private individuals in Scotland.
The law makes life harder for numerous semi-legal circuses across Russia, which often use dangerous wild animals in their shows.