Exotic animals kept as pets on the rise, warns charity

Currently, under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, anyone in Britain can keep a dangerous wild animal as long as they obtain a licence from their local authority

Nearly 4,000 dangerous wild animals are being privately kept in the UK as pets according to a new survey conducted by Born Free.

The charity recently reviewed the number of Dangerous Wild Animal (DWA) Act licences granted by local authorities across the UK and received responses from 364 of the 371 local authorities contacted.

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