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Lioness seized from Sharjah home

A file picture of a lioness and a baby at a zoo. In Sharjah, however, a trained team from the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in collaboration with Sharjah Police and Sharjah Municipality took charge of the lioness. (File)

A lioness has been seized from a house in the Al Qarayen area of Sharjah yesterday, after several complaints were filed by residents and neighbours of the property owner, Wam and ‘Al Bayan’ reported.

A trained team from the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA)  in Sharjah, in collaboration with Sharjah Police and Sharjah Municipality took charge of the lioness.

The operation also comes under the administrative order No. 15 of 2014, on the prohibition of possession of dangerous animals and predators in the emirate and the Sharjah Executive Council decision No. 30 of 2014 on control of possession of dangerous animals and predators in the emirate.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, EPAA chief, confirmed that the body took action after confirming the credibility of the report about the existence of a lioness in one of the houses in Al Qarayen area.

Al Suwaidi added that the authority has received many complaints from people about dangerous animals in houses adjacent to their homes.

She added the EPPA has confiscated many animals and dangerous reptiles, including hyenas, leopards, pythons, baboons, crocodiles and scorpions.
 
The environment agency calls on citizens and residents to abide by the rules in this regard and not acquire dangerous and predatory animals in homes, because of the danger to themselves and others.

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