Dangerous pets ‘must be better controlled’

RSPCA calls for more restrictions on dangerous pets

source: Owen Lean
Independent on Sunday February 3 2002 p9

The RSPCA has called for tighter controls on keeping dangerous pets in Britain. There are loopholes on the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (DWA) which mean that some dangerous animals may be kept with no licences or inspections. Pets that cause concern include boa constrictors, crocodiles, and poisonous snakes. Two Eurasian lynxes were once found in Yorkshire, housed in a shed which was only locked by means of a wooden peg. The RSPCA is concerned that some of these animals could seriously harm humans, or even kill them.