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Councils fail to use the latest advice on pet shop inspections

Barely half of councils that licence pet shops are using the most up-to-date advice on how to do this, according to a new report from the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA).

The Association found that at least one of 400 councils did not seem to be aware they were the licensing authority for pet shops in their area after subcontracting out the actual inspection process, according to a Freedom of Information requestion.

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