posted on May, 16 2017 @ 11:32 AM
a reply to: LockNLoad
Yeah, my understanding is that with the introduction of the Dangerous Wild Animal Act 1976, some owners of large cats were soon to become "Illegal"
owners, due to not being able to meet some of the regulations outlined in the legislation.
Some owners would have taken the risk and become an Illegal owner, some would have tried to re-home, some would have had their cat euthanised, and
others may have released them into the wild.
I know if I had a big kitty, I couldn't bring myself to have it put down.
And of course, there is always the potential for some of them to be recent escapees from illegal owners.
edit on 16-5-2017 by AbdulAlhazred because: (no reason given)