(3) Subsequent reports must be published at intervals not exceeding five years. There have been many advances in the understanding of dog welfare since previous acts, the most recent of which came into force 19 years ago. (4) On receipt of an application in writing for the grant or renewal of a licence in respect of the activity described in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1, if no inspector appointed under paragraph (2)(a) is a listed veterinarian, the local authority must appoint a listed veterinarian to inspect the premises with the inspector appointed under that paragraph. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations. (2) Each dog must be exercised at least once daily as appropriate for its age and health. (8) The animals must not be handled by persons whose behaviour appears at the time to be influenced by the consumption of alcohol or by any psychoactive substance. (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. (2) The licence holder or a designated manager and any staff employed to care for the animals must have competence to identify the normal behaviour of the species for which they are caring and to recognise signs of, and take appropriate measures to mitigate or prevent, pain, suffering, injury, disease or abnormal behaviour. 4. There have been many advances in the understanding of dog welfare since previous acts, the most recent of which came into force 19 years ago. (3) In section 1(1) after “animals” insert “in Wales”. (2) Section 1(1) (restriction on keeping a pet shop) ceases to have effect in relation to England. (b)in subsection (4), in the definition of “local authority”(39), for the words from “means the council of a district” to “county borough”, substitute—. Those changes will be listed when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. 2.—(1) The licence holder must ensure that at any time all the records that the licence holder is required to keep as a condition of the licence are available for inspection by an inspector in a visible and legible form or, where any such records are stored in electronic form, in a form from which they can readily be produced in a visible and legible form. In accordance with section 61(2) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament. 8.—(1) Where there is a licence in force in relation to an activity described in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1, the local authority must appoint a listed veterinarian to inspect the premises on which the activity is being carried on. by the recording of visual images of them by any form of technology that enables the display of such images. S.I. (2) Each dog must have access to areas where it can—, (a)interact safely with other dogs, toys and people, and. Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. In all cases except dog breeding the licensable activity is solely restricted to businesses or those operating on a commercial basis. Animal Welfare Act (2018:1192) Published 17 March 2020. 4. “means a county council in Wales or a county borough council in Wales”. without touching another dog or the walls of the sleeping area. 2008/1824. (4) The exhibited animals must be suitable for the specific conditions, type of enclosure and actions involved in the exhibition. the existing text becomes subsection (1) and in that text omit “England or”; A local authority in England may prosecute proceedings for an offence under section 2 committed in the area of the authority. Disposal of moneys received by Minister. the distance to and times taken for it to travel to and from each exhibition event. (3) Each kennel unit must be clearly numbered and there must be a system in place which ensures that information about the dog or dogs in each kennel unit is available to all staff and any inspector. makes any sale by, or otherwise carries on, the activity with a view to making a profit, or. (7) All the animals must be easily accessible to staff and for inspection and there must be sufficient light for the staff to work effectively and observe the animals. Most fiftieth anniversaries are cause for great celebration, but this one shouldn’t’ be because the AWA has caused more harm than good. 11.—(1) The following persons may not apply for a licence in respect of any licensable activity—. (6) A puppy may only be shown to a prospective purchaser if it is together with its biological mother. (d)the number of any cats from the same household. Keeping or training animals for exhibition. 3.—(1) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that any equipment and accessories being sold with an animal are suitable for the animal. (2) Section 1(1) (restriction on exhibition and training of performing animals) ceases to have effect in relation to England. (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. (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. (g)the date of the animal’s death (if applicable). 11. Made. (3) Each dog must have a clean, comfortable and warm area within its designated room where it can rest and sleep. 2008 c.20. Paragraph B of Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000(48) (licensing and registration functions not to be the responsibility of an authority’s executive) is amended as follows—. (b)providing boarding in kennels for dogs; 5. interact safely with other dogs, toys and people, and. 2. 3. 13. (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”. another secure area in which water is provided and in which there is shelter. (3) Dogs which on the advice of a veterinarian cannot be exercised must be provided with alternative forms of mental stimulation. The Secretary of State is, in relation to England, the appropriate national authority for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by section 13(2), (7), (8) and (10) of and Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 1 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006(1), and makes the following Regulations in exercise of those powers. details of each cat’s relevant medical and behavioural history, including details of any treatment administered against parasites and restrictions on exercise. 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. details of any veterinary treatment (where known). (f)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, (g)a record of the date or dates of the animal’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments, and. (2) Animals must be prevented from coming into contact with each other during any exhibition where such contact would be likely to cause any of them to show signs of aggression, fear or distress. (6) Any registration of a person under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925(13) in force on the relevant date shall continue in force, subject to the provisions of that Act as it had effect on the relevant date, for a period of six months starting with the date on which these Regulations come into force. 3.—(1) No animals or types of animal other than those animals and types of animal specified in the licence may be used in relation to the relevant licensable activity. (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. (2) Dogs which need to be isolated from other dogs must be provided with alternative forms of mental stimulation. Animal welfare: zoo and circus animals Welfare of wild animals in zoos and travelling circuses (6) In this paragraph, “holding cat unit” means a cat unit, separate from any other cat unit, in which a cat may be housed temporarily. monitoring and ensuring the health and welfare of all the animals. ensure that each puppy starts weaning as soon as it is capable of ingesting feed on its own. 14. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 No. 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—. The licence holder must keep a list of each animal kept, or trained, for exhibition with all the information necessary to identify that animal individually (including its common and scientific names) and must provide the local authority with a copy of the list and any change to it as soon as practicable after the change. 1954 c. 40 (2 & 3 Eliz 2); section 1 was repealed by Schedule 4 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. (b)earns any commission or fee from the activity. the postal address where it normally resides. (4) All reasonable precautions must be taken to prevent and control the spread among the animals and people of infectious diseases, pathogens and parasites. (5) A dog must not be confined in a crate for longer than three hours in any 24-hour period. (4) Any unexpired provisional licence granted under the Riding Establishments Act 1970(8) shall continue in force for the remainder of its term subject to the provisions of that Act and, so far as relevant, the Riding Establishments Act 1964 as those Acts had effect on the relevant date. each cat’s microchip number, where applicable. The Sale of Dogs (Identification Tag) Regulations 1999(54) are revoked. (6) The animals must be transported in suitable, secure and appropriately labelled carriers. 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(. (4) Each dog must be exercised at least once daily away from its kennel unit as appropriate for its age and health. Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully The German Animal Welfare Act is some of the strictest legislation in the world and affords animals far-reaching protection. (b)cancel its decision under regulation 15 to suspend or vary the licence, (c)confirm the suspension or variation of the licence under paragraph (2), or. 6.—(1) All dogs for sale must be in good health. (f)state the country of origin of the animal. The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999(47) is repealed. 5. (6) Where feed is prepared on the premises on which the licensable activity is carried on, there must be hygienic facilities for its preparation, including a working surface, hot and cold running water and storage. (11) Once a licence has been suspended for 28 days, the local authority must on the next working day—. (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. Animal Welfare Act Regulations 2018. 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. 7 Dec 2020. (g)the name and contact details of each dog’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to the dog; (i)details of each dog’s diet and related requirements; 18.—(1) Before a dog is admitted for boarding, all equipment to be used by or in relation to that dog must be cleaned and disinfected. the dog’s owner has consented to the use of a crate. (7) Breeding bitches must be adequately supervised during whelping and the licence holder must keep a record of—. Section 2(2) has been amended by article 12 and paragraph 1 of the Schedule to S.I. 1964 c. 70; section 4(3) was amended by paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 3 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. 1973 c. 60; section 3(3) was amended by section 5(1) of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 (c. 11). (2) In each kennel unit, the sleeping area must—, (b)provide the dog with sufficient space to—. 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. ) (2) Any advertisement for the sale of a dog must—, (c)include a recognisable photograph of the dog being advertised, and. (5) In section 6 (power of local authority to prosecute)—. (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. The fiftieth anniversary of the Animal Welfare Act (“AWA”) was 2016. 4.—(1) The licence holder must implement and be able to demonstrate use of a documented socialisation and habituation programme for the puppies. (4) Where used, training methods or equipment must not cause pain, suffering or injury. (d)reinstate the licence if it has been suspended, or cancel its variation if it has been varied, under paragraph (2). UPDATE – 30 July 2020 Regulations issued. Section 27(3) was amended by regulations 2 and 26(14) of S.I. 5. the date and cause of its death (where applicable). (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. (10) No breeding bitch may be transported later than 54 days after the date of successful mating except to a veterinarian. state the local authority’s grounds for suspension or variation, specify measures that the local authority considers are necessary in order to remedy the grounds, and. (6) Each exercise run must have a single, safe, secure, waterproof roof over a minimum of half its total area. Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. in subsection (3), omit the words from “, and” to the end. (5) In section 5(2) (interpretation), in the definition of “local authority”, for the words from “means the” to “London” substitute—. These include Dog Breeding, Dog and Cat Boarding, Selling Animals as Pets, Hiring out Horses and Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition. 17. the date and time of birth of each puppy. (3) The animals must have at least daily opportunities to interact with people where such interaction benefits their welfare. No changes have been applied to the text. 11. (3) A cat unit may only be shared by cats from the same household. Each dog must be fed separately in its designated room unless its owner has given written consent to the contrary. (a)the date and time of birth of each puppy, (d)the number of puppies in the litter, and, (8) The licence holder must keep a record of each puppy sale including—, (9) The licence holder must keep a record of the following in relation to each breeding dog—. A person who is disqualified under section 3 of the Protection of Animals Act 1911(37) from the ownership of an animal. (4) Where appropriate for the species, a toileting area and opportunities for toileting must be provided. 3. the date of the animal’s death (if applicable). 13. The meeting will take place virtually from 7pm. At the same time, animal research is explicitly allowed, but it must always be shown that the goal of the experiments cannot be reached using other methods or techniques. Changes to the Animal Welfare Act in May 2015 gave MPI the ability to make regulations under the Animal Welfare Act. (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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