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Trade associations call for review of UK animal activities licensing

An investigation into the new Animal Activities Licensing system in England has revealed it has “done little to improve animal welfare” but is tying up businesses in “unnecessary” red tape, according to two trade associations.

OATA and REPTA, who issued a Freedom of Information request to more than 300 English local authorities to examine implementation of the new inspection and licensing regime for businesses selling animals as pets, are now asking Defra for an urgent review of the system.

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