7. (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.”. (3) A decision to suspend or vary a licence must—. (2) The animals must be kept separately or in suitable compatible social groups appropriate to the species and individual animals and no animals from a social species may be isolated or separated from others of their species for any longer than is necessary. 17. (a)a person listed as a disqualified person in paragraph 4 or any of paragraphs 6 to 17 of Schedule 8 where the time limit for any appeal against that disqualification has expired or where, if an appeal was made, that appeal was refused; (b)a person listed in any of paragraphs 1 to 3 and 5 of Schedule 8 as having held a licence which was revoked where the time limit for any appeal against that revocation has expired or where, if an appeal was made, that appeal was refused. 9. 3. Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 Changes to animal licensing laws. Schedule 1 describes each type of licensable activity. its situation, space, air quality, cleanliness and temperature, learn how to interact with people, their own species and other animals where such interaction benefits their welfare, and. A person who is disqualified under section 3 of the Protection of Animals Act 1911(37) from the ownership of an animal. There will be no puppies sold before they reach 8 weeks of age under any circumstances. “unexpired” means still in force on, and with any of its term remaining after, the relevant date; “the relevant date” means the day before the date on which these Regulations come into force. 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. 15. (e)the name and contact details of the animal’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to it. Subsection (3B) was inserted, in relation to Wales, by regulation 26 of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to, SI 2014/3266 (W.333). Prohibition on farm animals straying. Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. (4) There must be an area within each sleeping area in which dogs can avoid seeing people and other dogs outside the sleeping area if they so choose. (3) All the animals used in exhibition events must be in good physical and mental health. Power to grant or renew a licence for a licensable activity under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (selling animals as pets, providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs, hiring out horses, breeding dogs or keeping or training animals for exhibition).”; omit “30. The Animal Welfare Act 2006makes owners and keepers responsible for ensuring that the welfare needs of their animals are met. (3) External doors and gates must be lockable. (5) In section 6 (power of local authority to prosecute)—. (a)which was not bred by the licence holder; (b)except from the premises where it was born and reared under the licence; (i)a person who holds a licence for the activity described in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1; or. Each dog must be fed separately in its designated room unless its owner has given written consent to the contrary. (14) Any signs of pain, suffering, injury, disease or abnormal behaviour must be recorded and the advice and further advice (if necessary) of a veterinarian (or in the case of fish, of an appropriately competent person) must be sought and followed. (ii)a keeper of a pet shop in Wales who is licensed under the Pet Animals Act 1951(22) to keep the shop. 13. without touching another dog or the walls; (c)have a floor area which is at least twice the area required for the dog in it to lie flat; and. (11) Adjoining cat units must have solid barriers covering the full height and full width of the adjoining wall. 22. 26. (8) A separate bed must be provided for each adult dog. (4) The exhibited animals must be suitable for the specific conditions, type of enclosure and actions involved in the exhibition. (h)the distance to and times taken for it to travel to and from each exhibition event. (2) The first report must be published before 1st October 2023. (e)the number of caesarean sections it has had, if any. (2) Each adult dog must be given suitable and adequate opportunities to become habituated to handling by people. In the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986(45), section 27(3) (repeal, consequential amendments and transitional provisions) is omitted. This federal law establishes requirements concerning the transportation, sale, and handling of certain animals and includes restrictions on the importation of live dogs for purposes of resale, prohibitions on animal fighting ventures, and provisions intended to prevent the … The appropriate national authority is defined in section 62(1) of the Act. A person who is disqualified under section 4(2) of the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925(36). Keeping or training animals for exhibition. It also provides that the breach of a condition of a licence or the obstruction of any inspector appointed for the purposes of enforcement of these Regulations is an offence and applies relevant post-conviction powers contained in the 2006 Act. Animal Welfare Act (2018:1192) Published 17 March 2020. (2) Section 1(1) (licensing of boarding establishments for animals) ceases to have effect in relation to England. knowing or believing that the person who buys it intends to sell it or intends it to be sold by any other person. Its aim was to update the Protection of Animals Act 1911, making the law reflect 21st century practice and the developments in veterinary science. (2) A notice may be served on a person by—, (b)leaving it or sending it by post to the person’s current or last known postal address, or. 9.—(1) A register must be kept of all the dogs on the premises which must include—. (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—. (a)be notified to the licence holder in writing. 3. the full name, postal address (including postcode) and telephone number of the licence holder or other person with management responsibilities in respect of the activity; instructions as to the action to be taken in the event of a fire or other emergency. (b)specify the local authority that issued the licence. display the age of the dog being advertised. (where appropriate) by labelling it accordingly, and. Section 2(2) has been amended by article 12 and paragraph 1 of the Schedule to S.I. the reasonable anticipated costs of consideration of a licence holder’s compliance with these Regulations and the licence conditions to which the licence holder is subject in circumstances other than those described in sub-paragraph (a) including any inspection relating to that consideration, the reasonable anticipated costs of enforcement in relation to any licensable activity of an unlicensed operator, and. (7) Any crate in which a dog is kept must be in good condition and sufficiently large for the dog to sit and stand in it at full height, lie flat and turn around. Anyone who breeds 3+ litters will need a licence (down from 5+), and anyone making money from breeding and selling will need to be licensed, regardless of how many litters they produce. 8. 12.—(1) Dogs must be accommodated within the home. (a)be notified in writing to the licence holder, (b)state the local authority’s grounds for revocation, and. Tell us whether you accept cookies. (3) Except in the circumstances mentioned in sub-paragraph (4), all adult dogs must be exercised at least twice daily away from their sleeping area. the date or dates of any matings, whether or not successful. Section 103 has been amended by sections 12(2) and 14(2) of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (2016 c.1). A register must be kept of all the cats on the premises which must include—. 7 Dec 2020. Good rabbit welfare means friends and forage. Section 5 has been amended but the amendments are not relevant. the date and cause of its death (where applicable). (b)there has been a breach of these Regulations, (c)information supplied by the licence holder is false or misleading, or. These include Dog Breeding, Dog and Cat Boarding, Selling Animals as Pets, Hiring out Horses and Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition. (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. (a)in subsection (1), after “shop” insert “in Wales”; (b)in subsection (2), after “Every local authority” insert “in Wales”; (c)in subsection (3), after “shop” and “a local authority” insert “in Wales”; (d)in subsection (4), after “local authority” insert “in Wales”. (4) Animals must be transported or handed to purchasers in suitable containers for the species and expected duration of the journey. 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. 2008/1824. For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. (6) Paragraph (5) does not apply where the application is for the grant of such a licence which is to have effect immediately after the remainder of the term of a licence mentioned in regulation 27(5). 16.—(1) Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, the suspension or variation of a licence following a decision under regulation 15 has effect at the end of a period of seven working days beginning with the date on which notice of the decision is issued to the licence holder or, if that date is not a working day, the next working day. (5) Any dog which, on the advice of a veterinarian, cannot be exercised must be provided with alternative forms of mental stimulation. a record of which cats (if any) are from the same household. Animal welfare: zoo and circus animals Welfare of wild animals in zoos and travelling circuses 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). (c)(except in the case of fish) the animal’s age (where known). 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. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 No. 10. 1964 c. 70; section 4(3) was amended by paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 3 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. (d)(except in the case of fish) display the age of the animal being advertised, (e)state the country of residence of the animal from which it is being sold, and. 16.—(1) Written consent must be obtained from the owner or owners (as the case may be) to keep dogs together in a designated room. a crate forms part of the normal routine for the dog, and. (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. makes any sale by, or otherwise carries on, the activity with a view to making a profit, or. (a)a clean, comfortable and warm area where it can rest and sleep, and. a mare whose foal has not yet been weaned. (6) There must be an area within each kennel unit in which a dog can avoid seeing people and other dogs outside the kennel unit if it so chooses. (2) Dogs which need to be isolated from other dogs must be provided with alternative forms of mental stimulation. (a)the dates of each cat’s arrival and departure. In accordance with section 13(9) of that Act, the Secretary of State has consulted such persons appearing to the Secretary of State to represent interests with which these Regulations are concerned as the Secretary of State considered appropriate. 2.—(1) Cats within the premises must be prevented from coming into direct contact with other animals from outside the premises. 1963 c. 43; section 3(3) was amended by paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. 2007/2465. (2) Where members of the public can view or come into contact with the animals, signage must be in place to deter disturbance of the animals. 7.—(1) Active and effective environmental enrichment must be provided to the animals in inside and any outside environments. The activity described in paragraph 10 does not include—. (b)the average level of fees it has charged for licences it has granted or renewed for each licensable activity in each reference period. An inspector may, for the purposes of ensuring the licence conditions are being complied with, take samples for laboratory testing from any animals on premises occupied by an operator. (2) Feed and (where appropriate) water intake must be monitored, and any problems recorded and addressed. (2) Any advertisement for the sale of a dog must—, (c)include a recognisable photograph of the dog being advertised, and. (a)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. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. (d)its name (if any), age, sex, neuter status, description and microchip or ring number (if applicable). 6. Keeping or training animals for exhibition in the course of a business for educational or entertainment purposes—, (a)to any audience attending in person, or. Those changes will be listed when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. (a)the licence conditions are not being complied with. (b)the Breeding of Dogs (Licensing Records) Regulations 1999(10), (c)the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999(11), and. (i)the risk of an operator breaching any licence conditions; (ii)the impact on animal welfare of any such breaches; and. (3) A daily record of the workload of each horse must be maintained and available for inspection at any reasonable time. Businesses and local authorities also need to be fully briefed to enable them to remain fully compliant at all times. 1.—(1) The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 is amended as follows. keeping or training animals solely for military, police or sporting purposes, any activity permitted under a licence to operate a travelling circus under the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012(, any activity permitted under a licence for a zoo under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981(. (2) Each dog must be provided with toys or feeding enrichment (or both) unless advice from a veterinarian suggests otherwise. 4 Transitional, savings, and related provisions The transitional, savings, and related provisions (if any) … 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. (7) Each dog must be provided with constant access to a sleeping area. (a)in subsection (1), after “animal” insert “in Wales”; (i)for “Great Britain” substitute “Wales”; (4) In section 4(1) (offences and legal proceedings), in each of paragraphs (a), (b) and (e), after “animal” insert “in Wales”. (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. (8) Cats must have constant access to their sleeping area. 10. the date or dates on which it has given birth, and. Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. 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. The Animal Welfare Act sets out how people should take care of and act towards animals. 28.—(1) The Secretary of State must, from time to time—, (a)carry out a review of the regulatory provision contained in these Regulations, and. 1986 c. 14. Like most legislation, the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is a complex document. in subsection (4), in the definition of “local authority”(, premises in England on which the activity described in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (read with paragraph 3 of that Schedule: selling animals as pets. ) The fiftieth anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act (“AWA”) was 2016. This is a draft item of legislation. Schedule 8 lists persons who may not apply for a licence and Schedules 9 and 10 provide for repeals, revocations and consequential amendments. 14. suspend a revocation or variation under regulation 15. (2) Section 1(1) (restriction on keeping a pet shop) ceases to have effect in relation to England. The licence holder must hold valid public liability insurance in respect of the licensable activity of keeping or training animals for exhibition. In the Criminal Justice Act 2003(50), paragraph 72 of Schedule 25 (summary offences no longer punishable with imprisonment) is omitted. 2008 c.20. (a)the full name, postal address (including postcode) and telephone number of the licence holder or other person with management responsibilities in respect of the activity; (b)instructions as to the action to be taken in the event of a fire or other emergency. 20. (2) The licence holder must keep all such records for at least three years beginning with the date on which the record was created. 1991/2292 (N.I. (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. 26.—(1) The dogs must be supervised at all times. (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. (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. (b)to fail to comply with regulation 7 or 19. 5. 1911 c. 27 (1 & 2 Geo 5); section 3 was repealed by Schedule 4 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Expenses. 8485, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998″ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Power to license premises for the breeding of dogs.” substitute “29. be notified to the licence holder in writing. (e)a record of which cats (if any) are from the same household. (12) Any gaps between cat units must be a minimum of 0.6 metres wide. (2) There must be a safe, secure, waterproof roof over the entire cat unit. the death or escape of an animal (including the storage of carcasses); be in place covering the care of the animals following the suspension or revocation of the licence or during and following an emergency. Animal Welfare Act Regulations 2018. include the number of the licence holder’s licence. (iii)whether the operator is already meeting higher standards of animal welfare than are required by the licence conditions; (b)for a period of three years in respect of the activity or any part of the activity described in paragraph 10 of Schedule 1. (2) The certificate mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b) must be clearly and prominently displayed on the premises. 6.—(1) The animals must be provided with a suitable diet in terms of quality, quantity and frequency and any new feeds must be introduced gradually to allow the animals to adjust to them. Schedule 10 (revocations and consequential amendments) is to have effect. Subsections (1) and (3) were amended by section 16 of, and paragraph 17 of Schedule 8 to, the Local Government Act 1985 (1985 c. 51). What does this mean for those responsible for animals? 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. (a)a local authority has received from an operator an application in writing for the grant or renewal of a licence to carry on a licensable activity on premises in the local authority’s area, and. 7.—(1) A register must be kept of each animal exhibited or to be exhibited which must include—. (2) The name of the licence holder followed by the number of the licence holder’s licence must be clearly and prominently displayed on any website used in respect of the licensable activity. (3) All arena surfaces must be suitable for purpose, well drained, free of standing water and maintained regularly to keep them level. (b)publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review. 4.—(1) Animals must be kept in housing which minimises stress including from other animals and the public. 21. (b)the application gives such information as the local authority has required. A local authority may at any time vary a licence—, (a)on the application in writing of the licence holder, or. (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. (4) A preventative healthcare plan agreed with the veterinarian with whom the licence holder has registered under paragraph 9(8) of Schedule 2 must be implemented. (3) The following must be clearly and prominently displayed on the premises—. (6) The animals must be transported and handled in a manner (including for example in relation to housing, temperature, ventilation and frequency) that protects them from pain, suffering, injury and disease. Under section 30 of the 2006 Act, local authorities may prosecute for any offence under the Act. (d)ensure that each puppy ingests the correct share of the feed provided. The meeting will take place virtually from 7pm. Report by the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on animal welfare. A person who has at any time held a licence which was revoked under regulation 15 of these Regulations. publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review. (2) The number of animals kept for the activity at any time must not exceed the maximum that is reasonable taking into account the facilities and staffing on any premises on which the licensable activity is carried on. insures any client against liability for any injury sustained by, and the death of, any other person. Animal welfare Related: Pain management Raw food diets for companion carnivores. is carried on under a licence under those Regulations; in paragraph (3), after “premises” insert “in Wales”. (4) Communal exercise areas are not permitted. where a licence has been granted or renewed, is the licence holder; “pet” means an animal mainly or permanently, or intended to be mainly or permanently, kept by a person for—. There is another amendment but it is not relevant. (a)in subsection (1), omit “in England or Wales”. 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.