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Big cats and the law – can I shoot them?

DAVID FROST says: I think it unlikely the conditions you have on your firearms certificate would cover shooting animals of this sort.

They do not fall within the usually accepted definition of vermin.

Besides why shoot one anyway, unless it’s worrying sheep?

Let’s continue to have a few mysterious animals in the countryside – it makes good news stories in quiet times and there’s always the chance of a sighting on the way back from the pub.

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