Tuesday, 2 July 2019

NEWSLINK: Residents fear for safety after council allows two lions and a puma to be kept in Notts village

Residents in a Nottinghamshire village have labelled it a "travesty of justice" that a man has been allowed to keep two lion cubs and a puma there.

Earlier this week, Broxtowe Borough Council's planning committee went against the advice of the planning officer by allowing Reece Oliver, 28, to keep the animals in an enclosure at his home in Strelley Village - close to the M1 motorway.

Mr Oliver, who is an international show jumper and is fully licenced to own big cats, punched the air in the public gallery as the result was read out on Wednesday, June 26.

His animals include Rogue, a two-and-a-half-year-old Canadian puma, who weighs up to 65 kilos and is knee height.

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