HC Deb 13 April 1965 vol 710 c187W
Mr. Dunnett

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in view of the potentially dangerous character of some traditionally non-domesticated animals, he will impose restrictions on their importation into the United Kingdom where it is intended to employ them as domestic pets.

Sir F. Soskice

I have been asked to reply. I have seen reports of a recent tragic incident. This fortunately appears to have been an isolated one and I am not at present convinced that legislation, which to be effective would have to control possession as well as importation of wild animals, is desirable.