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What the law of Ghana says about keeping wild animals like tigers as pets

The issue of keeping wild creatures as pets has become effective throughout recent days on both social and conventional media.

This is on the grounds that money manager Freedom Jacob Caesar has been seen keeping two tigers at his home, Wonda World Estates, close to the British High Commission at Ridge in Accra.

It follows allegations by certain inhabitants of the region that the presence of the hunters has endangered their lives, after a few endeavors to get them moved, demonstrated useless.

Albeit these cases have been disproved by the proprietor, the Police have charged the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission to eliminate the creatures to a proper office.

Yet, what does the law say?

Segment 6B (1) of Legislative Instrument (L.I 1452) on Wildlife Conservation (Amendment) Regulations, 1989 specifies what one needs to do prior to keeping a wild creature as a pet.

"6B (1) No individual will keep a wild creature as a pet except if he is the holder of a permit gave by the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer or his agent for that reason"

Segment 6B(2) likewise says the individual should apply for a permit recorded as a hard copy and pay a not entirely set in stone by the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer or his agent in the space of home.

"Application for permit to keep a wild creature as a pet will be made recorded as a hard copy to the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer or his agent in the space of home of the candidate, joined by such expenses as not set in stone by the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer."

The following is the arrangement of L.I 1452

"6B (1) No individual will keep a wild creature as a pet except if he is the holder of a permit gave by the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer or his agent for that reason

(2) Application for permit to keep a wild creature as a pet will be made recorded as a hard copy to the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer or his agent in the space of home of the candidate, joined by such expenses as not set in stone by the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer

(3) The Chief Game and Wildlife Officer may in allowing a permit under this segment specify the circumstances under which the wild creature will be kept.

(4) A permit allowed under this part may for expressed reasons be removed, and the pet seized by the State

(5) All charges gathered for licenses gave under the guideline will be paid into the focal government account

(6) Any individual who contradicts any of the arrangements or guideline 6A or 6B commits an offense and will on conviction be obligated to a fine not surpassing ¢10,000.00 or to detainment for a term not surpassing a year, or both.

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