Recently, villagers in Lijiang, Yunnan Province mistakenly kept the bear as a dog for three years. Not only the bear was confiscated, but also punished by relevant departments. Is it illegal to keep wild animals? Come and see what happened.
The man who mistakenly kept the bear as a dog for three years is a villager surnamed Yang in Lijiang. According to the investigation, Yang went to Houshan with the villager to look for mushrooms in the morning of April 2015. Later, he found an animal that looked like a dog on the mountain. He thought it was an animal that accidentally forgot, so he didn't care about the little animal. But later, on the way back home, Yang and the villagers saw that the little animal was dying, so they took it back to their home, which was kept for three years.
Yang, who mistakenly kept the bear as a dog for three years, didn't really find out that he had a bear instead of a dog? What was the matter? If he knew it was a bear and kept it, would it really be illegal?
Rumor: he mistakenly raised the bear as a dog and really fed it, so he didn't violate the law.
Truth: it is suspected that it is illegal to domesticate and breed wild animals without domestication and breeding license by mistake
In fact, when Yang will pick up the 'puppy' and raise it for seven or eight months, everyone will find that it is not a puppy, but a bear. However, after so long, Yang's family has a deep feeling with the bear. Yang is reluctant to give the bear to the relevant departments, so secretly continues to raise the bear.
He mistakenly kept the bear as a dog for three years. Later in 2017, when Yang saw the Lijiang bear hurting people in the news, he was worried that his bear would hurt people, so he made an iron cage and closed the bear.
Under the feeding of Yang's family, the bear also seems to be very human, never hurting people, which also makes Yang more reluctant to send it away.
Until February this year, after a netizen released photos and relevant information of Yang's black bear in his friends' circle, the relevant Forest Public Security Bureau immediately assigned relevant staff to Yang's house for investigation and handling.
After investigation and verification, the animal raised by Yang Mou who mistakenly kept the bear as a dog for three years is indeed a bear or an Asian black bear, which belongs to the second level national protected animal. Yang's behavior violates the provisions of paragraph 1, Article 13 of the regulations of Yunnan Province on the protection of terrestrial wildlife, and he is a wild animal without domestication and breeding license.
In view of Yang's no harm to the bear, he actively cooperated with the police during the investigation and expressed his willingness to hand over the bear to the relevant departments. According to Article 22, paragraph 4 of the regulations of Yunnan Province on the protection of terrestrial wildlife, the public security organ punished Yang with confiscating his wild Asian black bear.
It is illegal to keep a bear as a dog for 3 years, although it has feelings, but the risk factor is too high. If a netizen picks up an unidentified animal in the future, it is better to seek the help of the relevant department to avoid unnecessary trouble.