Do you think lynx should be released back into the UK?


29th March 2017

In this week’s issue of First News (Issue 563: 31 March – 6 April 2017), you’ll find a special report on a plan to reintroduce the lynx back into the UK.

A group called Lynx UK want to release six of the cats into Kielder Forest Forest in Northumberland.

Many nature lovers are keen on the plan, but farmers and other locals are worried about their livestock, pets or children.

What are your thoughts? Do you think lynx should be released back into the UK? Why?

Do you think lynx should be released back into the UK?


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shpee · 4 years ago

If they're careful about it and make sure they stay within certain boundaries then sure, but I doubt that would happen, so no.

harryrocks · 4 years ago

I disagree with shpee, it would be good for the lynxes and as long as they are kept to their boundaries then I am fine with them being released, and it is likely that they(hopefully) will

schwab1 · 4 years ago

yes but in the right way - not endangering people or animals

AlanaH10 · 4 years ago

I think the Lynx are not the actual problem, I think the problem is managing to contain them so that they don't do any harm.

Alex Van Doren · 4 years ago

me too

mahumbear · 4 years ago

Lynx are very unlikely to hurt people and they are endangered animals of course we should save them!!!!!!!!

ASA · 4 years ago

I think it is ok but they must stay within boundaries other wise their will obviously be trouble as a don't want one coming into my garden at all!!!!

banjoblaze · 4 years ago

I say yes, because even if they do hurt animals, the animals they hurt damage nature, too. So really that's all fair.

The only part I find unfair is how humans have chosen to leave nature and live in a world of technology, but still take advantage of the nature around them. That's NOT fair. ?

pudsyears · 4 years ago

Wild animals do not live within boundaries and will kill and eat other animals. So no

owly · 4 years ago

Well, yeah because they are animals, not pets in a cage! Just be careful farmers, you can just put up strong fences!

owly · 4 years ago

I agree with schwab1

uniquepika · 4 years ago

Personally, I do not think that they should be released into the UK because they look very dangerous and they could do anything bad or hurt people/animals. I said No in the poll because I am afraid about the damage that could be done to anything that lives.

radishes10 · 4 years ago

I think that yes, but only if they have certain boundaries, and make sure they aren't hurting anyone, or scaring them. It is unfair to the animals to always be locked up, but it is also unfair to the people to be endangered by wild animals out of control.?

radishes10 · 4 years ago

P.S I agree with harryrocks and schwab1!?( sorry shpee☹️?)

norensanz · 4 years ago

i realy don't know

norensanz · 4 years ago

only if they are far away from us humans

norensanz · 4 years ago

But i agree with shpee

chazfret · 4 years ago

Yes, because imagine if you couldn't go in a country.

seal12345 · 4 years ago

Me and my sister think yes as long as they are monitored - we don't want them to run wild near cities as they could get run over!

labrador24 · 4 years ago

Yes because it is a good thing that the are trying to rehabilitate extinct animals

happy4456 · 4 years ago

I also disagree with shape, these lynx want a normal life just like us! They're living creatures, so why not let them into the open world. Zoos will probably tame them until the lynx are safe to go into the certain places they should be in-so what's the problem?

orlas · 4 years ago

I would be happy as long as they are in controlled

maggie · 4 years ago

I say yes as this was the lynxes original home, imagine if you where all taken away from your home by either getting hunted or gettig shipped to another country

lightning · 4 years ago

they could be killed or kidnapped by poachers so no

blobfish · 4 years ago

Yes. However they should be kept away from livestock and in certain boundaries. They should also be kept away from poachers. Also only people like vets should go near them when needed, groundsmen/ women shouldn't go too near.

lovedaleks · 4 years ago

Although I love animals, I don't want anyone to get hurt.

superst9r · 4 years ago

I think they should release the Lynx because its their home aswell so its unfair if we take it away from them ,its a bit like stealing someone's home.

superst9r · 4 years ago

I think they should release the Lynx because its their home aswell so its unfair if we take it away from them .

elephant10 · 4 years ago

I dont think they would stay away from you and they could easily hurt someone as they are wild animals.

tincan · 4 years ago

i agree with schwab1 because nobody should be scared or in danger because lynx's are just big cats and also animals shouldn't be endangered either so i think if lynx's are released they should be in no reach of humans :):):):):):)

sinister50 · 4 years ago

Yes, Lynx could be introduced to this country as long as they were kept in certain boundaries, so not to hurt other animals!

kawaii101 · 4 years ago

YES but only if they are properly watched over so no one dies or gets hurt.

nickmoo · 4 years ago

Yes lynx are beautiful creatures and as long as we dont hurt them they won't hurt us.

libsy · 4 years ago

I agree with shpee

francescal · 4 years ago

NO! The UK is not their natural habitat and more than that, they could take over and end up at the top of the food chain.

moomoogles · 4 years ago

let them go, let them go, cant hold them back anymore
let them go, let them go,lets open up the door

scootz · 4 years ago

In my own opinion I am not sure but we need to be really careful with them and keep them away from children just like foxes. I don't think that we should kick them out and they have a life like us so let them be free!

Umbrella4 · 4 years ago

NO, I don't think they should be let back into the UK because if they were extinct a while ago then they were extinct for a reason. They might just go again and many of them would have lost lives because of being released back into the UK. The UK isn't there natural habitat so it may not work for them.

radishes10 · 4 years ago

Surely they would be better in their natural habitat? Surely part of the reason they are so angry,frisky and wild was cos they were angry and upset that they were locked up and kept in confined spaces,or their family or friends were locked up? I think it's unfair that they got such a bad reputation just because of human cruelty. It is unfair for the animals, so they should be released in the wild, just under a little bit of control and protection. I know you're saying it is risky for the humans and the animals, but it should be fine as long as they have boundaries and are watched over carefully. I totally agree with banjoblaze!??

radishes10 · 4 years ago

and happy4456

bumble10 · 4 years ago

I don't think that this should happen. What about pets?

mathsisfun · 4 years ago

They are dangerous so I voted no.

munchkinme · 4 years ago

well with the right amount of cages and boundaries then yes

dumbo2000 · 4 years ago

I Think The Lynxes Should Be Released Because All Living Things Deserve Their Freedom

peregrine9 · 4 years ago

It'd be great but as long as we keep them in control it'd be even better...
We could have, like, special areas (like, if they carry on breeding and their population spreads over many forests, you could have 'The Lynx Forest' or something) for them to stay, but the problem rises that if we have fences then they could climb/jump over...
It needs consideration.

pudsyears · 4 years ago

lynx will eat other animals and wont stay within boundaries. they are wild animals. so no .

evadore · 4 years ago

I think it would be lovely to bring lynxes back to the UK. They might also be pretty useful.

bethyboo8 · 4 years ago

they are cute man

gaggy116 · 4 years ago

it might cause problems

mjmd222 · 4 years ago

It may hurt and kill.... So no!

Sashgirl06 · 4 years ago

Lynx should be released back into the UK, because that will boost their numbers, and there are lots of endangered species in the world at the moment, so the less endangered species there are, the better. Farmers are worried about their livestock and children, but a lynx wouldn't be aggressive towards a child unless it felt like it was being threatened and if lynx kill their livestock, then it's just the circle of life - the lynx need something to eat.

Sashgirl06 · 4 years ago

I agree with Banjoblaze, it's really unfair.

shpee · 4 years ago

I don't really understand why though. I mean, the Eurasian Lynx is classified as 'least concern', so they aren't going extinct. So I don't know.

poem-13 · 4 years ago

Lynx are amazing animals and they deserve to make their habitat here in the UK.

ballerina7 · 4 years ago

Yes because the place where they are being released into is large and a great habitat for them. However, they should keep the lynxes securely contained and away from people and towns.

ninjahari · 4 years ago

I say yes because they're cool and can jump SUPER HIGH!!!

1isme · 4 years ago

If the lynx has not survived in the uk in the past it definetly won't be able to survive in the future

ernie4545 · 4 years ago

they should be and are wild animals so why wouldn't you?

Milly_Moo · 4 years ago

If someone went for a walk and a lynx attacked them from out of the forest then it would be the Lynx UK's fault. I'd say no but if the lynx could only go to a certain boundary then I would say yes.

RedWombat · 4 years ago

As long as they are in a monitored, controlled secure area then I don't see why we shouldn't do our bit.

migspigs · 4 years ago


wren · 4 years ago

Of course lynx should be reintroduced, this is their natural habitat. But things are changing and in times like these, with so much going on in the UK already, I think perhaps people aren't ready to have wild animals roaming around.

maryam05 · 4 years ago

i agree with seal12345

PinaEgg123 · 4 years ago

Farmers have farm/guard dogs that would scare away lynx and keep the farm and people safe.
Lynx are really shy animals, the only reason they would ever come out and attack is to defend their babies. I mean if you were a parent and some loud scary other species came along and started scaring and trying to harm your kids, you would obviously and naturally do something about it! We allow foxes to roam free in the forests and they come into cities to look for food, but lynx are so shy they would just stay in the forest, keep the food chain going and stay away from us! People are so scared just because they are a bit big and they eat meat, but so do we! They are SO SHY and if we keep putting it off making excuses they will never end up here with a home and will just become EXTINCT! And we will be to blame! We will be responsible for the extinction of totally peaceful animals who would never harm us unless we tried to harm them.

RockyTabbs · 4 years ago

In a fenced off area, YES!

hiya00 · 4 years ago

lynx kill...... the KILL!!!!! NO LNX
xx #hiya00 · 4 years ago

I love lynx and would love them back but they are wild animals and they can be dangerous we need to respect that

elliefn123 · 4 years ago

Yes and no because they need to be free in the world , but they might damage property or even people with their ways?

sic.guitar · 4 years ago

They should but only native ones and put them in massive reserves.

gerbil123 · 4 years ago

I think that the lynx should be released back into the uk because it was their home once but historical people killed them all.

nutellaxxx · 4 years ago

If they are dangerous , no.

Sparkle09 · 4 years ago

That would be soooooooo cool. I would love to live near a wild lynx settlement (I live in the countryside near lots of forests)

Magic10 · 4 years ago

I don't get why they should go to the UK. I find it extremely stupid. They'll just eat us! Why do you think we got rid of them in the first place?

LeoCOOL · 4 years ago


chissy · 4 years ago

I would say yes. This is mainly because, according to many authorities on this matter, the lynx would benifit our eco system by hunting deer which are stopping the undergrowth from being able to thrive (this means various threatened species are becoming more and more vulnerable.) Farmers are complaining about their sheep potentially being threatened by the introduction of the lynx to the UK, they will probably be no more dangerous as a fox to a chicken. Many are fretting about what it will mean for humans. Contrary to this belief, they are timid animals and significantly smaller than common belief. No recorded injury has been made by a lynx in the last hundred years, and they have never fatally wounded a human being. They have only been extinct for 1,300 years, which on an evolutionary scale is nothing. Th

tdn · 4 years ago

yes because they cud die

redindian9 · 4 years ago

England has lost many species in the past, such as wolves and bears. Re-introducing lynxes will be a step forward to regaining many of England's long-lost species. Plus, lynxes are AWESOME!

redindian9 · 4 years ago


sanjanak · 4 years ago

I vote yes because their so rare just keep their lifestock safe

amberspell · 4 years ago

Yeah sounds epic! #ilovelynx!!!

sealover13 · 4 years ago

Yes because we have no really big predators in the UK to keep the deer population in balance. If we introduce lynx the food chain will be under control

sealover13 · 4 years ago

Yes because we have no really big predators in the UK to keep the deer population in balance. If we introduce lynx the food chain will be under control

sealover13 · 4 years ago

And I also think it’s better to let deer be killed naturally than with a cull

sealover13 · 4 years ago

Also lynx are very shy and you are very unlikely to encounter one so I say yes

opalstar · 1 year ago

Yes I do personally I think they would be no harm to anyone if we were all careful . First to comment!!!!