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A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages...
plans to reintroduce lynx to the north east and the rest of the uk have received overwhelming public backing.
Darren Jenkins: "Harmless to humans, but I still wouldn't go anywhere near them."
Michael Crate: "Why is this necessary after 1,300 years without them?" Kerry Marion Hutton: "Aye and how many people are gonna go hunting them."
Nic Burne-Cronshaw: "I'd so love to see them in the wild."
Dee Davison: "But when will the hunters get involved?" Ian Alexander Inman: "Hard to catch prey: Deer. Easy to catch prey: Sheep, calves, other domestic livestock. Result: Farmers poisoning and shooting the lynx back to extinction. Unless you can set up wilderness areas, this isn't going to work."
Danielle Emmerson: "Beautiful creatures."
Magpie Dob: "Why can't we just leave things alone?" Cameron Westwood: "Awesome idea."
Kevin Waters: "I'd rather have wolves back to keep the cat population down! But love the idea anyway."
Ravi Narang: "Great news."
Jonny Tannock: "Beautiful, I think why not give it a go."
Cheryl Allgrove: "How amazing would this be! I'm behind this idea 1,000%."
Trish Liddell: "Beautiful creatures like the deer so let nature take its course."
Rosella Tinn: "It's called evolution! Species come and go. Leave well alone. Things have changed."
Vicky Tinnion: "Don't think I will be taking my son cycling around Kielder if this is the case."
Rick Smith: "It will be good to see these reintroduced."
Leigh Arkle: "Fab to see them reintroducing the native wildlife that we destroyed in the first place."
Carley Jackson: "Fab. Put wildlife back where it belongs. Good idea to reintroduce them back to their natural habitat. Also am sure they are endangered/ protected species so anyone harming or killing them should be prosecuted."
Yagoda Pivac: "My favourite wild cat."
Sally Bedford: "It would be amazing to see one in the wild where it belongs. 100% behind this move."
David Parker: "Brilliant news, amazing creatures and we need to restore our wildlife."
TOP COMMENT Annette Robinson said: "They are beautiful creatures and need to be re-introduced."