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Dangerous, Wild, or Exotic Animals Licence Application

Licence - Exotic, Dangerous or Wild animals

Dangerous Wild Animals Licences. The provisions of The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 requires a person keeping a dangerous wild to obtain a licence.
Any person keeping any dangerous wild animal is required to hold a licence issued by the Local Authority. A licence is not required for dangerous wild animals kept in certain circumstances such as zoos, pet shops or a circus.

A list of animals which are defined as Dangerous Wild Animals in accordancer with the Law can be obtained from the Local Authority.

Attached to the licence will be condition which:

• require the animals to be kept only by persons specified in the licence;
• require the animals to be normally held at the premises specified in the licence;
• require the animals not to be moved from those premises unless in circumstances
allowed for in the licence;
• require the licence holder and person keeping the animals to be insured against liability
for damage caused by the animals to the satisfaction of the Local Authority;
• restrict the species and numbers of animals;
• require a copy of the licence to be made available by the licence holder to persons
entitled to keep the animals; and
• any other conditions necessary or desirable to secure the objectives above

First application fee is £162, with the renewal being £126

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