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Performing Animals

The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 requires the person who exhibits or trains any performing animal to be registered with a local authority.

 

Any person who wishes to use animals to perform must first register and get a licence.  It is an offence to train or exhibit a performing animal unless you are registered with the local Council, in accordance with the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925.

 

Applicants should ensure that they have taken all necessary steps to protect the welfare of the animal and consider matters such as possible infection and the number/length of performances each day.

 

You will need to demonstrate to the satisfaction of Council Officers:

  • that the animals are obtained from a reputable sources to minimise the risk of disease
  • there are measures in place to protect the animals in the event of emergencies such as fire
  • that health and safety checks, including the risk of infection, are carried out for both animals and staff
  • that the registration application contains all relevant information.

 

If you wish to apply for a licence please contact the Environmental Health & Trading Standards Service on 01234 718099.

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