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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.

Public Register 

DEFRA Guidance - breeding dogs

Breeding dogs

DEFRA Guidance - keeping or training animals for exhibition

Training animals for exhibition

DEFRA Guidance - Hiring out horses

Hiring out horses

DEFRA Guidance - Selling animals as pets

Selling animals as pets

Animal Activity Licence Application

Animal Activity Licence Application