Changes to Animal Licensing to come into effect from October 1st 2018Published Wednesday, 12th September 2018
On 1st October 2018 The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 will commence and will change the way Melton Borough Council licences certain activities.
Mal Sheldon, Chairman of the Place Committee said: “We welcome these changes that help ensure that we do everything possible to monitor and regulate higher animal welfare standards, particularly with online sales of pets which has until now been unregulated. Melton Mowbray is the Nation’s Most Pet Friendly Town and it’s an accolade that we are incredibly proud of. These new regulations are another important step in raising standards in animal welfare across the nation.”
The new regulations specify five “licensable activities” which are:
A major change will be the introduction of a Star Rating system, similar to that used by food businesses, whereby if the premises meet additional Higher Standards they could receive a higher star rating and a longer length licence. These ratings will be published for consumer’s consideration.
For more information please contact:
Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer
Melton Borough Council
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