(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). (6) Within seven working days beginning with the date of receipt of any representations made in accordance with paragraph (5), the local authority must, after considering the representations—. 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 … (d)ensure that each puppy ingests the correct share of the feed provided. In the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986(45), section 27(3) (repeal, consequential amendments and transitional provisions) is omitted. A person who is disqualified under section 3(3) of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963(33) from keeping a boarding establishment for animals. state whether or not the inspector considers that the licence conditions will be met. state the country of origin of the animal. (4) Each horse must be suitable for the purpose for which it is kept and must not be hired out if, due to its condition, its use would be likely to cause it to suffer. 10.—(1) A written emergency plan, acceptable to the local authority, must be in place, known and available to all the staff on the premises on which the licensable activity is carried on, and followed where necessary to ensure appropriate steps are taken to protect all the people and animals on the premises in case of fire or in case of breakdowns of essential heating, ventilation and aeration or filtration systems or other emergencies. (13) Any cat taken out of a cat unit must be secured in a suitable carrier. 1954 c. 40 (2 & 3 Eliz 2); section 1 was repealed by Schedule 4 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. it is necessary to protect the welfare of an animal. (except in the case of fish) display the age of the animal being advertised, state the country of residence of the animal from which it is being sold, and. The new legislation has been welcomed by animal welfare organisations, but what will it mean for you? the dog’s name, age, sex, neuter status, microchip number and a description of it or its breed; the name, postal address, telephone number (if any) and email address (if any) of the owner and emergency contact details; details of the dog’s relevant medical and behavioural history, including details of any treatment administered against parasites and any restrictions on exercise; details of the dog’s diet and relevant requirements; a record of the date or dates of the dog’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments; details of any medical treatment the dog is receiving. The circumstances which a local authority must take into account in determining whether an activity is being carried on in the course of a business for the purposes of this Schedule include, for example, whether the operator—, (a)makes any sale by, or otherwise carries on, the activity with a view to making a profit, or. “designated room” means a room within the home allocated to a dog; “home” means a domestic dwelling on which the licensable activity of providing home boarding for dogs is carried on. 8. 3. (3) In section 1(1) after “establishment” insert “in Wales”. 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).”; (ii)omit “30. hold an appropriate formal qualification, or have sufficient demonstrable experience and competence, in the management of horses, and, hold a valid certificate of public liability insurance which—, insures the licence holder against liability for any injury sustained by, and the death of, any client, and. Section 2(2) has been amended by article 12 and paragraph 1 of the Schedule to S.I. 4.—(1) Animals must be kept in housing which minimises stress including from other animals and the public. A local authority must have regard in the carrying out of its functions under these Regulations to such guidance as may be issued by the Secretary of State. The new legislation has been welcomed by animal welfare organisations, but what will it mean for you? (b)state whether or not the inspector considers that the licence conditions will be met. (5) Any equipment, chemicals and other materials used in the exhibition must not cause the animals pain, discomfort, fatigue or stress. publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review. (2) All people responsible for the care of the animals must be made fully aware of these procedures. 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. 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. (6) A puppy may only be shown to a prospective purchaser if it is together with its biological mother. “means a county council in Wales or a county borough council in Wales”. (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. 1. (a)ensure that each puppy starts weaning as soon as it is capable of ingesting feed on its own. Animal Protection Act 2018. (ii)insures any client against liability for any injury sustained by, and the death of, any other person. (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. (d)details of any veterinary treatment (where known). assess the extent to which those objectives are achieved, assess whether those objectives remain appropriate, and. No dog may be kept on the premises overnight. Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. A register must be kept of all the cats on the premises which must include—. 1963 c. 43; section 3(3) was amended by paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. There will be no puppies sold before they reach 8 weeks of age under any circumstances. 14. the dates of each cat’s arrival and departure. They aim to make the Draft Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards. 11. A person who is disqualified under section 3(3) of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973(31) from keeping a breeding establishment for dogs. (2) Each adult dog must be given suitable and adequate opportunities to become habituated to handling by people. 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. (4) No female animal with unweaned offspring may be removed from its home environment and newborn, unweaned or dependent offspring must not be removed from their mothers. (2) The sale of a dog must be completed in the presence of the purchaser on the premises. Disposal of moneys received by Minister. A person who is disqualified under section 3 of the Protection of Animals Act 1911(37) from the ownership of an animal. 2008/1824. 4. 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 Northern Territory Government has primary responsibility for animal welfare and laws to prevent cruelty under the existing Animal Welfare Act 1999 which covers the welfare of animals in the care of humans, as well as those in their natural environment. (3) The exercise area must not be used as a sleeping area. (b)the average level of fees it has charged for licences it has granted or renewed for each licensable activity in each reference period. The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. (4) If the personal representatives fail so to notify the local authority within the period specified in paragraph (3), the licence shall cease to have effect on the expiry of that period. keeping a dog on any premises pursuant to a requirement imposed under, or having effect by virtue of, the Animal Health Act 1981, breeding only assistance dogs or dogs intended to be used as assistance dogs within the meaning of section 173 of the Equality Act 2010(. Section 5 has been amended but the amendments are not relevant. 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. may be cited as the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018; Grant, renewal and variation with consent of a licence and inspection of premises, 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. makes any sale by, or otherwise carries on, the activity with a view to making a profit, or. 9. (e)the number of caesarean sections it has had, if any. A local authority may at any time vary a licence—, (a)on the application in writing of the licence holder, or. after the entry which begins “section 13(6)” insert—. It requires a local authority to have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State in carrying out their functions under these Regulations. (2) Unneutered bitches must be prevented from mating. Head Office 35 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1EB. (9) All licences granted or renewed in relation to any of the licensable activities are subject to the licence conditions. include the number of the licence holder’s licence. (6) Each cat unit must provide the cat with sufficient space to—. (b)suspend a revocation or variation under regulation 15. the name, postal address, telephone number (if any) and email address (if any) of the owner of each cat and emergency contact details. 17.—(1) A register must be kept of all the dogs accommodated in the home which must include—. 1.—(1) The licence holder must not advertise or offer for sale a dog—. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. (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. 7. Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 The Animal Welfare (Licensing of activities involving animals) (England) Regulations 2018. (5) Procedures must be in place to ensure accommodation and any equipment within it is cleaned as often as necessary and good hygiene standards are maintained and the accommodation must be capable of being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. suspend a revocation or variation under regulation 15. (3) External doors and gates must be lockable. the application gives such information as the local authority has required. (7) An area suitable for the inspection of horses by a veterinarian must be provided. (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. (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. (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the authority must make an appointment for an inspection to take place before the end of the first anniversary of the day on which the licence, as granted or renewed, came into force and before the end of each subsequent year in respect of which the licence remains in force. (2) Each cat unit must include a facility for scratching and any surface within a cat unit available for scratching must either be disinfected between uses by different cats or disposed of. The activity described in paragraph 4 does not include keeping a dog or cat on any premises pursuant to a requirement imposed under, or having effect by virtue of, the Animal Health Act 1981(16). (2) Section 1(1) (restriction on keeping a pet shop) ceases to have effect in relation to England. 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. S.I. Breach of a licence condition must be treated as a relevant offence for the purposes of section 23 of the Act (entry and search under warrant in connection with offences). (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. It provides for a local authority to charge fees to cover the costs it incurs in performing this function, considering a licence holder’s compliance with these Regulations, enforcement and administration. 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. 27.—(1) Any unexpired licence granted in accordance with the provisions of the Pet Animals Act 1951(5) shall continue in force for the remainder of its term subject to the provisions of that Act as it had effect on the relevant date. 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. ensure that each puppy starts weaning as soon as it is capable of ingesting feed on its own. Tell us whether you accept cookies. in electronic form, or secure that it is accessible to the Secretary of State in electronic form, 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. 14. (7) The licence holder or the licence holder’s staff must undertake a risk assessment before each exhibition event. frequency, location and access points) that minimises competitive behaviour or the dominance of individual animals. This will be an incentive for higher standards and reduce the burden on local authorities. 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. (2) In the circumstances described in paragraph (1), the licence is to remain in force for three months beginning with the date of the death of the former licence holder or for as long as it was due to remain in force but for the death (whichever period is shorter) but remains subject to the provisions in Part 3. 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. (c)any activity permitted under a licence for a zoo under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981(20). And local authorities will utilise a risk-based approach to issuing licences, facilitating lower risk and higher performing operators being permitted to hold a licence for longer, and with fewer inspections. Unofficial translation 2020-03-12 Download: Animal Welfare Act (2018:1192) (pdf 224 kB) Short cuts. (4) In sub-paragraph (3), “holding kennel unit” means a kennel unit, separate from any other kennel unit, in which a dog may be housed temporarily. 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. (2) Feed and (where appropriate) water intake must be monitored, and any problems recorded and addressed. (5) A holding cat 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. (b)the Breeding of Dogs (Licensing Records) Regulations 1999(10), (c)the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999(11), and. (c)a mare whose foal has not yet been weaned. (2) The period within which an operator may bring such an appeal is 28 days beginning with the day following the date of the decision. (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. 3. This is a draft item of legislation. monitoring and ensuring the health and welfare of all the animals. each cat’s name, age, sex, neuter status and a description of it or its breed. Schedule 1 of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (“the regulations”) defines the licensable activities for each sector. (i)the risk of an operator breaching any licence conditions; (ii)the impact on animal welfare of any such breaches; and. A person who is disqualified under section 40(1) and (2) of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006(27). the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. for “29. (iv)the prevention of, and control of the spread of, disease. 5.—(1) Each adult dog must be provided with opportunities for social contact with other dogs where such contact benefits the dogs’ welfare. (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. 281. 25.—(1) A register must be kept of all the dogs on the premises which must include—. The estimated costs and benefits of proposed measures. (i)details of each cat’s relevant medical and behavioural history, including details of any treatment administered against parasites and restrictions on exercise. (4) Communal exercise areas are not permitted. knowing or believing that the person who buys it intends to sell it or intends it to be sold by any other person. 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. This site additionally contains content derived from EUR-Lex, reused under the terms of the Commission Decision 2011/833/EU on the reuse of documents from the EU institutions. 10. (2) The fee charged for the consideration of an application for the grant, renewal or variation of a licence and for any inspection relating to that consideration must not exceed the reasonable costs of that consideration and related inspection. (a)may be cited as the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018; (2) The following provisions of these Regulations apply in England only—. Animal welfare groups would like to see similar regulations introduced for rehoming organisations, dog walkers, dog groomers and hydrotherapy institutions. ScampsAndChampsLtd Copyright All Rights Reserved ©2020. 9. A person who is disqualified under section 33 of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(25). 1991/2292 (N.I. (3) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that any equipment and accessories being sold with a dog are suitable for it. (a)“Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 (c 11)”; (3) in Schedule 6 (enactments specified for the purposes of orders under Part 3), the following entries are omitted—. (2) In Schedule 3 (enactments specified for the purpose of Part 1), the following entries are omitted—. 26.—(1) The dogs must be supervised at all times. “cat unit” means the physical structure and area that comprises a sleeping area and an exercise run; “exercise run” means an enclosed area forming part of the cat unit attached to and with direct and permanent access to the sleeping area; “premises” means the premises on which the licensable activity of providing boarding for cats is carried on. (3) The personal representatives must notify in writing the local authority which granted or renewed the licence that they are now the licence holders within 28 days beginning with the date of the death of the former licence holder. 486, the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy, lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item, confers power and blanket amendment details, links to related legislation and further information resources. 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. A local authority may, without any requirement for the licence holder’s consent, decide to suspend, vary or revoke a licence at any time on being satisfied that—. (6) The health, safety and welfare of each dog must be checked at the start and end of every day and at least every four hours during the daytime. (2) Where an animal is undergoing any medical treatment—, (ii)(where appropriate) by labelling it accordingly, and, (3) Any advertisement for the sale of an animal must—. (2) 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. Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. (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. details of any veterinary treatment (where known). 2. Power to register animal trainers and exhibitors”; in column (2) (provision of Act or statutory instrument)—, in relation to the entry relating to item 29, for “Section 1 of the Breeding of Dogs Act. Changes to the Animal Welfare Act in May 2015 gave MPI the ability to make regulations under the Animal Welfare Act. 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. no later than the next 31st May following the relevant reference date. What does this mean for those responsible for animals? (b)publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review. 6.—(1) All animals for sale must be in good health. The Breeding of Dogs (Licensing Records) Regulations 1999(55) are revoked. another secure area in which water is provided and in which there is shelter. 24.—(1) Any operator who is aggrieved by a decision by a local authority—, (a)to refuse to grant or renew a licence, or. In section 4(5) of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981(44) (grant or refusal of licence)—, (a)after the entry which begins “section 13(6)” insert—. 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