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The Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 No. 2932

Condition 5: Persons with access to licensed animals

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5.  (1)  The operator must ensure that access to licensed animals is restricted to persons with the appropriate qualifications and experience for the activities those persons undertake.

(2) The operator must make and maintain a list of persons authorised to access and care for licensed animals.

(3) The list required by sub-paragraph (2) must include the name, role, qualifications and relevant experience of each person.

(4) The operator must ensure that a list of those persons currently on duty who are authorised to access and care for licensed animals is displayed prominently at any premises where licensed animals are kept.

(5) The operator must ensure that sufficient numbers of appropriately qualified and experienced persons are present wherever licensed animals are kept to ensure the safety of—

(a)licensed animals;

(b)persons handling those animals; and

(c)the general public.

(6) The operator must ensure that at all times a suitably qualified and experienced person—

(a)is in overall charge of the animals at any place where licensed animals are kept; and

(b)has the necessary authority to ensure that the licensing conditions are complied with.

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