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Animal Exhibition Licence

Any person that wishes to keep or train animals for exhibition must obtain a licence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

This includes mobile collections of animals, for example pony parties, and collections of reptiles taken to schools and events.

Animal welfare regulations are rules under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and cover licensing of various activities that involve animals. The Regulations came into force on 1 October 2018.

The following activities also need a licence:

If granted, a licence will last 3 years.

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