The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
The following activities are licensable under the regulations:
The regulations came into effect on 1 October 2018 and replaced the licensing and registration regimes in place under the following legislation:
Guidance from DEFRA
The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published procedural guidance for local authorities in relation to the new regulations, along with guidance notes on the conditions that will apply to licences issued to authorise the different licensable activities. The procedural guidance and other guidance notes can be downloaded from the link below. This guidance is the framework upon which you will be inspected, so you must ensure that all criteria can be met before we can licence your business.
If you think you will fall under any the new requirements, go to our Apply for an Animal Activity Licence webpage, or for further enquiries email the Licensing team firstname.lastname@example.org.