11.—(1) The following persons may not apply for a licence in respect of any licensable activity—. 3.—(1) The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 is amended as follows. 24.—(1) Any operator who is aggrieved by a decision by a local authority—, (a)to refuse to grant or renew a licence, or. in subsection (3), omit the words from “, and” to the end. Cookie Policy  |  Privacy Policy  | Terms & Conditions, Website Created & Powered By Your Digital Skills, * Scamps & Champs will not share your information for marketing purposes with any 3rd party company. Subsection (5) was amended by section 64 of, and paragraphs 11(a) to (c) of Schedule 3 to, the Act and, in relation to Wales, by regulation 26 of, and paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to, SI 2014/3266 (W.333). (a)keeping or training animals solely for military, police or sporting purposes, (b)any activity permitted under a licence to operate a travelling circus under the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012(19), or. the dog’s name, age, sex, neuter status, microchip number and a description of it or its breed; the name, postal address, telephone number (if any) and email address (if any) of the owner and emergency contact details; details of the dog’s relevant medical and behavioural history, including details of any treatment administered against parasites and any restrictions on exercise; details of the dog’s diet and relevant requirements; a record of the date or dates of the dog’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments; details of any medical treatment the dog is receiving. “reference date” means 1st April each year beginning with 1st April 2019; “reference period” means the period beginning with 1st October 2018 and ending with 31st March 2019, the year beginning with 1st April 2019 and each subsequent year beginning with an anniversary of 1st April 2019. as those enactments had effect on the relevant date. (2) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that the prospective owner is provided with information on the appropriate care of the animal including in relation to—, (f)the provision of suitable accessories, and. ensure that each puppy ingests the correct share of the feed provided. in relation to each cat, the name, postal address, telephone number and email address of a local contact in an emergency. The Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018 allow better enforcement of low to medium animal welfare offending. The Breeding of Dogs (Licensing Records) Regulations 1999(55) are revoked. 2008 c.20. 7.—(1) Active and effective environmental enrichment must be provided to the animals in inside and any outside environments. (d)its name (if any), age, sex, neuter status, description and microchip or ring number (if applicable). 2.—(1) A register must be maintained for all the animals or, in the case of fish, all the groups of fish, on the premises which must include —. 25. Repeals, revocations and consequential amendments, the Breeding of Dogs (Licensing Records) Regulations 1999(, the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999(, the Sale of Dogs (Identification Tag) Regulations 1999(, Review and provision of information to the Secretary of State, carry out a review of the regulatory provision contained in these Regulations, and. (5) In this regulation, “regulatory provision” has the same meaning as in sections 28 to 32 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (see section 32 of that Act). (3) The personal representatives must notify in writing the local authority which granted or renewed the licence that they are now the licence holders within 28 days beginning with the date of the death of the former licence holder. No changes have been applied to the text. Regulation 3 specifies these activities for the purposes of section 13(1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) and provides for local authorities to be the licensing authorities. An operator must comply with any reasonable request of an inspector to facilitate the identification and examination of an animal and the taking of samples in accordance with regulation 6 and, in particular, must arrange the suitable restraint of an animal if so requested by an inspector. (a)be notified in writing to the licence holder, (b)state the local authority’s grounds for revocation, and. the date of the animal’s death (if applicable). The activity described in paragraph 4 does not include keeping a dog or cat on any premises pursuant to a requirement imposed under, or having effect by virtue of, the Animal Health Act 1981(16). in subsection (2) omit “or the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973,”; Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 13(6) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 arising from the contravention of section 13(1) of that Act in relation to the carrying on of an activity in England, or of an offence under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, subsections (2) and (3) apply as they do to convictions under this Act. A person who has at any time held a licence which was revoked under regulation 15 of these Regulations. (a)keeping a dog on any premises pursuant to a requirement imposed under, or having effect by virtue of, the Animal Health Act 1981, (b)breeding only assistance dogs or dogs intended to be used as assistance dogs within the meaning of section 173 of the Equality Act 2010(18), or. 1. 1.—(1) The licence holder must not advertise or offer for sale a dog—. makes any sale by, or otherwise carries on, the activity with a view to making a profit, or. (7) Breeding bitches must be adequately supervised during whelping and the licence holder must keep a record of—. Repeals. (3) A cat unit may only be shared by cats from the same household. Regulation 3 stall: inserted, on 1 October 2018, by regulation 4 of the Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Amendment Regulations 2018 (LI 2018/181). The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Animal welfare: zoo and circus animals Welfare of wild animals in zoos and travelling circuses a record of which cats (if any) are from the same household. (a)the existing text becomes subsection (1) and in that text omit “England or”; “(2) A local authority in England may prosecute proceedings for an offence under section 2 committed in the area of the authority.”. Businesses and local authorities also need to be fully briefed to enable them to remain fully compliant at all times. (3) If any person aged under 16 years resides at the home, there must be procedures in place to regulate the interactions between the dogs and that person. (5) Each cat unit must be clearly numbered and there must be a system in place which ensures that information about the cat or cats in each cat unit is available to all staff and any inspector. 6.—(1) The horses must be maintained in good health and must be in all respects physically fit. (5) Any unexpired licence granted in accordance with the provisions of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973(9) shall continue in force for the remainder of its term subject to the provisions of—. (5) No dog may be kept for breeding if it can reasonably be expected, on the basis of its genotype, phenotype or state of health that breeding from it could have a detrimental effect on its health or welfare or the health or welfare of its offspring. it is necessary to protect the welfare of an animal. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 come into force today Skip to main content. (i)in relation to the entry relating to item 29, for “Section 1 of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 (c. 60), and section 1 of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 (c. 11).” substitute “Regulation 4 of those Regulations.”; (ii)omit the entries relating to items 30 and 31. Tell us whether you accept cookies. In rule 2 of the Performing Animals Rules 1925(53), for the first indented paragraph substitute “In Wales:– The City of Cardiff.”. The new legislation has been welcomed by animal welfare organisations, but what will it mean for you? (5) All excreta and soiled bedding for disposal must be stored and disposed of in a hygienic manner and in accordance with any relevant legislation. Section 1 of Republic Act No. (2) Where a local authority reinstates a licence under paragraph (1), it may reduce the period for which it is reinstated. In regards to Dog Breeding, there will be a Schedule of conditions that breeders will have to meet in order to obtain a licence and a set of Guidance notes on … (c)(except in the case of fish) the animal’s age (where known). knowing or believing that the person who buys it intends to sell it or intends it to be sold by any other person. (2) The sale of a dog must be completed in the presence of the purchaser on the premises. (b)suspend a revocation or variation under regulation 15. (c)emailing it to the person’s current or last known email address. 4.—(1) Animals must be kept in housing which minimises stress including from other animals and the public. An impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs to business and the voluntary sector is available from the Animal Welfare Team of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Area 5B, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR and is published with the Explanatory Memorandum alongside this instrument on www.legislation.gov.uk. 4. hold an appropriate formal qualification, or have sufficient demonstrable experience and competence, in the management of horses, and, hold a valid certificate of public liability insurance which—, insures the licence holder against liability for any injury sustained by, and the death of, any client, and. Like most legislation, the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is a complex document. 14. For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. Head Office 35 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1EB. (13) In this paragraph, “exercise area” means a secure area where dogs may exercise and play. The new Animal Welfare Act 2018 has come into effect as of 1st October 2018, and it will have an impact on the way dogs are bred and sold in the UK. (2) In the circumstances described in paragraph (1), the licence is to remain in force for three months beginning with the date of the death of the former licence holder or for as long as it was due to remain in force but for the death (whichever period is shorter) but remains subject to the provisions in Part 3. (e)the date of birth of the animal or, if the animal was acquired by the licence holder, the date of its acquisition, (f)the date of the sale of the animal by the licence holder, and. 12. provide the dog with sufficient space to—, have a floor area which is at least twice the area required for the dog in it to lie flat; and. The Animal Welfare Act (2006) is at the heart of animal welfare legislation. Section 27(3) was amended by regulations 2 and 26(14) of S.I. (7) Where necessary, animals must receive preventative treatment by an appropriately competent person. (5) Any horse found on inspection to be in need of veterinary attention must not be returned to work until the licence holder has, at the licence holder’s expense, obtained from and lodged with the local authority a veterinary certificate which confirms that the horse is fit for work. The meeting will take place virtually from 7pm. Power to register animal trainers and exhibitors”; in column (2) (provision of Act or statutory instrument)—, in relation to the entry relating to item 29, for “Section 1 of the Breeding of Dogs Act. 16. 10. the full name of the supplier of the animal. (2) There must be a safe, secure, waterproof roof over the entire cat unit. Power to license pet shops and other establishments where animals are bred or kept for the purposes of carrying on a business” and “31. (3) The exercise area must not be used as a sleeping area. (a)hold an appropriate formal qualification, or have sufficient demonstrable experience and competence, in the management of horses, and, (b)hold a valid certificate of public liability insurance which—, (i)insures the licence holder against liability for any injury sustained by, and the death of, any client, and. (3) Each dog must have a clean, comfortable and warm area within its designated room where it can rest and sleep. (7) Each dog must be provided with constant access to a sleeping area. breeding three or more litters of puppies in any 12-month period if the person carrying on the activity provides documentary evidence that none of them have been sold (whether as puppies or as adult dogs). The Animal Welfare Act 2006 was introduced by DEFRA to combat animal abuse and came into force in 2007. A person who carries on any of these activities in England without a licence under these Regulations commits an offence under section 13(6) of the 2006 Act and is liable to imprisonment for a term of up to six months, a fine or both. (10) In addition to the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (7), the licence holder must keep a record of the following in relation to each breeding bitch—, (d)the date or dates on which it has given birth, and. give notice of the licence holder’s right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal and the period under regulation 24 within which such an appeal may be brought. details of the animal’s relevant medical and behavioural history including details of any treatment administered against parasites and any restrictions on exercise or diet, a record of the date or dates of the animal’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments, and. The estimated costs and benefits of proposed measures. the number of licences in force for each licensable activity in its area on each reference date, and. According to the law they are fellow creatures. (3) A holding kennel unit must only be used in an emergency and must not be used for longer than is necessary and in any event for no longer than a total of 12 hours in any 24-hour period. (2) The plan must include details of the emergency measures to be taken for the extrication of the animals should the premises become uninhabitable and an emergency telephone list that includes the fire service and police. (2) Section 1(1) (restriction on keeping a pet shop) ceases to have effect in relation to England. The Schedule was substituted in relation to England and Wales by article 2 of S.I. (a)set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory provision mentioned in paragraph (1)(a). (e)explain the right of the licence holder to make written representations in accordance with paragraph (4) and give details of the person to whom such representations may be made and the date by the end of which they must be received. Prohibition on farm animals straying. (b)provide each breeding bitch with feed appropriate to its needs, (c)provide each puppy with feed appropriate for its stage of development, and. the consideration of an application for the grant, renewal or variation of a licence including any inspection relating to that consideration, and for the grant, renewal or variation. Interpretation. (6) The animals must be transported in suitable, secure and appropriately labelled carriers. the date and cause of its death (where applicable). (a)include the number of the licence holder’s licence. 8.—(1) Any equipment that a dog is likely to be in contact with and any toy provided must not pose a risk of pain, suffering, disease or distress to the dog and must be correctly used. The consequence of this specification is that, subject to qualifying criteria, any person wishing to carry on any of these activities in England must obtain a licence from their local authority under these Regulations. (4) Each horse must be suitable for the purpose for which it is kept and must not be hired out if, due to its condition, its use would be likely to cause it to suffer. details of each cat’s diet and related requirements, a record of the date or dates of each cat’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments, and. Section 2(2) has been amended by article 12 and paragraph 1 of the Schedule to S.I. A person who is disqualified under Article 33A of the Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(29). Expenses. (3) All the animals used in exhibition events must be in good physical and mental health. A person who is disqualified under section 4(3) of the Riding Establishments Act 1964(32) from keeping a riding establishment. (9) A litter tray and safe and absorbent litter material must be provided at all times in each cat unit and litter trays must be regularly cleaned and disinfected. 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