The chief executive of the Pet Industry Federation (PIF), Nigel Baker, has issued a plea to all pet businesses to engage directly with the DEFRA consultation on the review of animal establishments licensing in England by completing PIF’s online survey on the issue.
TheDEFRA consultation is seeking the views of stakeholders based different subjects which include: licensing of all types of animal establishments, the sales of pets, primary authority, dog breeding, inspection schemes and voluntary regulation.
To help it formulate its response, PIF has put together an online survey and is asking pet businesses to take a few minutes completing it in order to put forward their views and ensure that their voice is heard.
Nigel Baker, PIF’s chief executive, said: ‘This is the first time in 65 years that licensing legislation has been opened up. The consultation offers us the one opportunity to have our say on the legislative framework governing the licensing of pet establishments and we have to get it right.
“We won’t get another chance in our lifetime to raise animal welfare standards and to remove the inconsistencies and anomalies in licensing that the various legal frameworks over the decades have created.
Visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZVJCNYC to access the online survey, which will close at 5pm on Friday 19 February 2016.
For further information visit: www.petfederation.co.uk