Gauteng’s ‘exotic pet’ problem needs an urgent fix

The Sheba saga is not the first time a dangerous wild animal has caused panic

22 January 2023 - 00:00 By SUNDAY TIMES EDITORIAL

The saga of Sheba, the tiger that escaped in the Walkerville area south of Johannesburg this week and mauled a resident before being shot dead, had a sense of déjà vu about it. In recent years, there have been several cases of pet tigers roaming the streets, thanks to ineffectual and patchy legislation.  ..

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