dangerous animals act

The Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 is thought to be the reason that there are so many Alien Big Cat sightings in the United Kingdom. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, keeping big cat species was popular and fashionable. This act “provides that no person may keep any dangerous wild animal except under the authority of a licence granted by a local authority”. Pet shops, zoos, and circuses are not confined under the law, but this is to keep wild animals out of the hands of the general public. 

Upon this act being enabled, it is thought, many people that could not bear the thought of euthanizing their beloved pets and could not afford to send them to their proper demographics (or perhaps, were too lazy to find them a home at a zoo or sanctuary). Rather, they released their pets into the woodlands of the UK. Experts believe that the big cats that were released bred and were able to survive on prey in the forests, as well as farms sometimes. It is estimated that there are over 2,000 sightings of alien big cats every year but the vast majority of which never file reports with police.


Phantom Cats of the U.K.

We all are familiar with the animals that we live around. For some of us it’s squirrels and rabbits, for others it’s bears or wolves. But in the United Kingdom, the last thing you’d expect would be panthers right? Well according to many encounters, photos, and even attacks, panthers and other big cats are believed to roam the English countryside.

Many of these wild cats are assumed to be the result of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 which resulted in many owners of exotic animals releasing their pets into the wild. The famous circus owner Mary Chipperfield admitted to releasing three pumas free into the forests of Dartmoor in 1978 after her zoo was forced to shut down. Many of these cats have been killed or captured throughout the years, such as in 1980 a puma was captured, in 1989 one was hit by a car, in 1991 a lynx was shot which had killed 15 sheep in the two weeks prior to its death. An ocelot was shot in 1994, in 1993 a puma was captured in Scotland, in 1996 a caracal was shot, and in 2001 a lynx was captured. In 1988 Royal Marines were sent to hunt big cats who were killing livestock, but they were unable to make a successful kill. Aside from capturing and killing many photos and videos can be found around the internet of phantom cats. In 2000 an 11 year old boy was attacked by a large “black cat” which left 5 claw marks across his face. In 2005 another man was attacked which left him severely wounded. In the summer of 2012 in Essex, a lion was spotted roaming the area. And several other witnesses claim to have heard lion roars in the area.

There is no doubt that there are exotic cats roaming the U.K. but could these numbers be rising? And could more of them continue to be released into the wild? Or perhaps enough have been released that a breeding population has been established. Let me know your thoughts, stay curious.

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This photograph of the Beast of Yorkshire or the Hull Hell Cat was taken in 2013 but was released in 2016. It is considered to be one of the best photos of an alien big cat in Britain. Lee Clifford, 44, photographed the animal while out on a walk and believes it to be a puma. Clifford stated “I wouldn’t have noticed it usually, but I saw a bit of movement. Then I looked more closely and saw it standing there. I think it was trying to make sure I didn’t see it”. He stated that the cat stayed still for a good 15 seconds before moving on.

In 1976, the Dangerous Wild Animals Act was established which was a “law of the United Kingdom that was originally enacted to deal with the increasing fashion in the late 1960s and early 1970s of people keeping interesting pets which were often from the more dangerous species, as well as hybrids between wild and domestic species.” After this was enacted, it was thought that a large number of people just released their pet big cats into the wild instead of shipping them to proper homes, giving them to sanctuaries or putting them down. These species are thought to have been breeding and thriving ever since.


An out of place animal is a creature that is seen outside its typical demographic. Out of place animals are seen all over the world; kangaroos in the USA, big cats in the forests of England, alligators in Canada, etc. These animals are simply not meant to be in the area where they are sighted or captured. Most commonly, these animals were previously pets that people might have let go in the wild after being unable to care for them anymore. That is the case of a large number of big cat species that were let into the wild in England after the  Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 was put into action. However this cannot be the proven cause for all out of place animal sightings.

11 year old Josh Hopkins was attacked while playing outside his home in Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales. He was playing outside with his brother on the 25th of August in 2000 when the terrifying moment occurred. Hopkins originally thought the animal was his pet cat from afar. He stated: “I saw a big black tail and thought it was Sylvester, but then it jumped up and slashed me in the face and tried to pull my head into his mouth.” No reports from zoos had claimed there was a missing animal so this was chalked up to being an Alien Big Cat

Large breeds of cat - lions, panthers, tigers, and the like - were kept as fashionable pets in the late 1960s and early 1970s. After the Dangerous Wild Animals Act of 1976 made owning these animals illegal, people began releasing their pet big cats into the wild where they began breeding and thriving. Alien Big Cats are seen all around the world and are called such because they are alien to the areas they are seen in. 

This photo of the proposed Beast of Trowbridge was captured in August of 2013 in Winsley, England. Herbert and Doreen Smith caught the photo when out walking; Mr Smith told the Wiltshire Times, “Our first impression was sheer astonishment, we really could not believe our eyes at what we were seeing. The animal was eating what we believe it had just caught. There was a lot of rabbits about so I expect it was having breakfast. I was about 20ft away from it whilst it was eating, it looked up at me for a couple of seconds then resumed eating. If it wasn’t for my wife tugging at my arm to get me out of there, I would of stayed observing this magnificent animal.”

The creature has been seen for years in the area and is not the only large feline spotted in England. Big cats used to be kept as pets in the 60s and 70s by people in England and were released into dense woods when they grew too large. A flurry of large cat releases into the wild happened after the Dangerous Animals Act was enacted in 1976.