Performing animals

The licence requirements for performing animals

It is an offence to train or exhibit a performing animal, unless you are registered to do so. This includes using animals in stage performances, at circuses and as part of an exhibition.

Do I need a licence?

If you plan on training or exhibiting an animal where members of the public will be present, you must apply for a licence from Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards Oxfordshire County Council This link will take you to an external website... , Animal Health department.

Last reviewed: 12 - 02 - 2013

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