Thursday, 7 February 2019

NEWSLINK: Kirklees Council has issued a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act

Back in the 1970s, it was possible to step into an upmarket pet shop and buy a cheetah, attach it to a lead and take it for a walk down the high street. 

These days it’s not as easy to add an exotic animal to the household, but it’s not impossible either. 

In Kirklees, the council has issued just one licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. And whilst the Asian Leopard Cat that it refers to is not strictly a “big cat”, it’s nonetheless larger than the average domestic moggie.

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