Sunday 28 December 2014

UK SIGHTINGS: Big cat sightings in North Wales lead to calls for Welsh Government investigation

Darren Millar AM says there has been a 'a flurry of sightings of big cats' in Conwy and Denbighshire

A flurry of big cat sightings should spark a Welsh Government investigation, according to a Tory AM.

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has criticized the Welsh Government’s lack of action over big cat sightings in Conwy and Denbighshire.

In the Senedd on Wednesday he asked Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant AM what research the Welsh Government is undertaking into tigers, lions and pumas in Wales

Mr Millar said: “There has been a flurry of sightings of big cats since the Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 made it illegal to keep untamed pets.

“Many owners of exotic cats such as pumas or lynx simply freed their animals into the countryside.

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