DEFRA update the guidance notes for activities regulated under the Licensing of Activities Involving Animals (LAIA)

DEFRA have refreshed the guidance notes for licensable activities regulated under Licensing of Activities Involving Animals (LAIA) regulations. These include; Cat Boarding, Day Care for Dogs, Dog Breeding, Hiring out Horses, Home Boarding, Keeping or training animals for exhibition, Kennel boarding, Selling animals as pets and the procedural guidance for LA’s.
The changes are relatively minor, being limited to clarifying the guidance and correcting inconstancies and errors, but the notes will be re-formatted to comply with the latest .gov standards and so will look quite different when published. You can view the unformatted text for the guidance notes prior to their formal release on the 1st February 2022 here. This will enable businesses to prepare for the changes prior to the implementation date.

CASC submits evidence on the keeping of Primates as pets

The CASC working group has submitted its report regarding the keeping of primates as pets. The working group consisted of CASC members and other participants, and also received evidence from organisations with relevant expertise. The group was unanimous in its condemnation of the keeping of single primates in the home environment, a practice illegal under the Animal Welfare Act, and has put forward recommendations for consideration by government.

CASC form working group to respond to Governments call for evidence regarding Primate ownership

On the 25th October the Government published a call for evidence to assist with the development of legislation relating to the private ownership of Primates. CASC has formed a working group, chaired by Dr Peter Kettlewell, to gather evidence and present clear and concise recommendations to assist with the development of proportionate legislation.