Covers: Pet Vending / Dangerous Wild Animals / Animal Boarding Establishments / Breeding Establishments / Riding Establishments / Performing Animals / Zoo Licensing
Practitioners need to demonstrate expertise and awareness of the legislative licensing requirements for companion animals, including sale, boarding and breeding. They will have an appreciation of best practice in the care and welfare of animals and shall be able to efficiently undertake regulatory duties to ensure legislative compliance. They will have an awareness of exotic pets and be able to investigate whether they come within the category of dangerous wild animals, drawing on expert advice as necessary. They need to undertake regulatory duties with regard to animals in circuses, other performing animals and zoos, and retain an up to date awareness of international issues that may have an impact on the pet and performing animal trade.
Core Learning Resources
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), 2016
Local Government Association, 1998
Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 2006
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Health Protection Agency (HPA), 2009
Institute of Licensing
Advice to the public.
World Wildlife Fund
Information on zoos, circuses and performing animals