Lynx death fury
ANGRY animal lovers have hit out at a council for killing an escaped lynx as it hid in a deserted caravan park.
Lillith was shot by a council marksman after three weeks at large in Mid Wales. Owner Tracy Tweedy, who kept her at Borth Wildlife Animal Kingdom, said the death was “cruel and unnecessary”.
Tracy, 47, said: “The council is saying Lillith went on to a populated part of the community, but that is rubbish.
“Lynx are not JIMMY McCLOSKEY
dangerous, they will run away from people.”
Tracy begged the council to use a tranquilliser but they refused, citing the closer proximity needed to fire a stun gun, and the risk of Lillith running off before it took effect. They said the move was for the “safety of the public”.
The Eurasian lynx, which was twice the size of a domestic cat, escaped by jumping over an electric fence.
■ GUNNED DOWN: Lillith was found in a caravan park