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The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

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7.—(1) A register must be kept of each animal exhibited or to be exhibited which must include—

(a)the full name of its supplier,

(b)its date of birth,

(c)the date of its arrival,

(d)its name (if any), age, sex, neuter status, description and microchip or ring number (if applicable),

(e)the name and contact details of the animal’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to it,

(f)details of the animal’s relevant medical and behavioural history including details of any treatment administered against parasites and any restrictions on exercise or diet,

(g)a record of the date or dates of the animal’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments, and

(h)the distance to and times taken for it to travel to and from each exhibition event.

(2) A record of when the animals are exhibited must be kept and an animal rotation policy must be put in place to ensure that the animals have enough rest between and during exhibition events.

(3) All the animals used in exhibition events must be in good physical and mental health.

(4) The exhibited animals must be suitable for the specific conditions, type of enclosure and actions involved in the exhibition.

(5) Any equipment, chemicals and other materials used in the exhibition must not cause the animals pain, discomfort, fatigue or stress.

(6) The animals must be transported in suitable, secure and appropriately labelled carriers.

(7) The licence holder or the licence holder’s staff must undertake a risk assessment before each exhibition event.

(8) The animals must not be handled by persons whose behaviour appears at the time to be influenced by the consumption of alcohol or by any psychoactive substance.

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