Animal Welfare Regulations 2018
New laws relating to Animal Activity Licensing are now in force.
The following types of businesses will now be covered under a single type of licence:
- Selling animals as pets
- Providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs
- Hiring out horses
- Breeding dogs
- Keeping or training animals for exhibition
This will be known as an ‘Animal Activity Licence’ with new nationally set licence conditions.
If you have a licence under the old legislation it will continue to be valid until it is due to expire. You will then need to apply for a new licence under the new regulations.
If you have a registration under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925, it shall continue to be in force until 31st March 2019. You will then need to apply for a new licence under the new regulations.