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

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

On 1 October 2018, the new Regulations of activities involving animals came into force which changed the previous licensing regime for businesses involved in dog breeding, dog and cat boarding including home boarding, dog day care, the selling of pet animals, and the exhibiting of animals.

BVA has developed a guidance note to explain these regulations. Read the BVA guide to the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (PDF 159 KB). 

Note: you do not need to be a BVA member to access these links.

Defra has also produced the following guidance documents and template forms:

BVA members can also access the same documents on the button below.