Current Projects

CASC carefully selects projects where the expertise within its membership can provide useful, evidence based guidance to assist in the development of legislation.

Our current projects are:

The implementation of the Animals Activities Licensing
Defra have requested that CASC reviews the implementation of the Pet Vending and Animal Exhibitions sections of The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations and recommends modifications to the guidance document to enhance its clarity and effectiveness.

Project allocated to: Specific Working Group
Chair: Michael Stanford
Members: Sustainable Users Network, Reptile & Exotic Pet Trade Association, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association, Tropical Fish Keeping UK, Federation of British Herpetologists, The Pet Charity, Veterinary Defense Society, National Centre for Reptile Welfare, Midland Giant Species Snake Rescue, Support Adoption for Pets, City of London, Federation, British Rabbit Council, Rabbit Welfare UK

The keeping of Primates by private individuals
The Government has issued a call for evidence to assist with the development of a consultation on the keeping of Primates by private individuals. CASC has formed a Working Group to provide input into the process.

Project allocated to: Specific Working Group
Chair: Peter Kettlewell
Members: Sustainable Users Network, Reptile & Exotic Pet Trade Association

Review of DWA guidance
Chair: Jim Collins
Members: Sustainable Users Network, Reptile & Exotic Pet Trade Association, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association, Federation of British Herpetologists, The Pet Charity, National Centre for Reptile Welfare, Midland Giant Species Snake, City of London, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, National Fancy Rat Society.

Challenges of addressing welfare issues associated with internet pet vending
Chair: Ruth McDonald
Members: OATA, National Fancy Rat Society, Tropical Fish Keeping UK, The Pet Charity, Rabbit Welfare, Ambrose Tinawaro.

Education as a tool for improving welfare
Chair: Ambrose Tinawaro
Members: National Fancy Rat Society, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association, Tropical Fish Keeping UK, Federation of British Herpetologists, The Pet Charity, Hadlow College, National Centre for Reptile Welfare, Midland Giant Species Snake Rescue, British Herpetological Society, Support Adoption for Pets, British Rabbit Council.