Legislation about some animal licensing changed on 1 October 2018.
The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 now apply to:
- animal boarding
- selling animals as pets
- hiring out horses
- breeding dogs
- keeping or training animals for exhibition
These regulations mean that all licence holders will need to follow a new application process and comply with national regulations. As part of this, you will also receive a rating based on your standard, which you will need to display on your premises. The rating will be between one and five, with five being the best you can receive.
You can find guidance on the new regulations on CFSG.
The new regulations do not apply to dangerous wild animal or zoo licences.