Analysis from Born Free has revealed Hampshire is residence to greater than 280 harmful and wild animals.
The charity’s most up-to-date survey from 2020 exhibits there are 3,951 harmful wild animals licensed to be saved privately in Nice Britain, with doubtlessly many extra being saved with no licence.
In that whole, there are 210 personal addresses throughout 129 native authorities with licenses to maintain harmful wild animals reminiscent of lions, tigers, crocodilians, and venomous reptiles.
Beneath present guidelines, there aren’t any restrictions for holding most wild animal species as pets within the UK.
If they’re thought-about doubtlessly harmful, a Harmful Wild Animal licence is required from the related Native Authority.
Born Free says there are quite a few species, many would take into account harmful, not listed beneath the 1976 act together with Komodo dragons and enormous constrictor snakes.
The inspiration has created an interactive map, making it simpler to see the place these wild and doubtlessly harmful animals are saved.
The web site can be utilized to seek for the animals saved throughout the UK and is damaged down by counties and native authorities.
Wild animals being saved in Hampshire
New Forest District Council
Winchester Metropolis Council
Gila Monster: 1
West Africa Dwarf Crocodile: 1
Portsmouth Metropolis Council
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake: 2
Monocled Cobra: 2
White Lipped Viper: 1
Sand Viper: 1
Havant borough Council
Chinese language Alligator: 37
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake: 23
Ring Tailed Lemur: 2
Beaded Lizard: 2
East Hampshire District Council
Capuchin Monkey: 1
Hart District Council
Rushmoor Borough Council
Prezwalski Horse: 6
Born Free has known as on the UK authorities to undertake a complete overview of unique pet possession which incorporates the prevailing harmful wild animal laws.
There are a number of methods you will get concerned within the marketing campaign, together with by writing to your MP and donating on to the charity.
Discover out extra through the Born Free web site.