Given that it is illegal to intentionally release wild boar into the wild, how come those people keeping wild boar under licence have not been required to recapture escaped animals?

Neither the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 nor the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1984 makes any provision to require a licensee to take any action to recover escaped animals. Under Section 6 of the act, local authorities have the power to seize any animal(s) and retain or Read more…

I would like to have wild boar running free on my estate/ farm where there is ample suitable woodland habitat. Can I simply buy some animals from a nearby wild boar farm and release them on my land?

The release of wild animals including non-native species is controlled by The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Part 1 section 14 of the act makes it an offence to release, or allow to escape in to the wild, any animal of a kind which is “not ordinarily resident in and Read more…