Exotic dangerous or wild animals
Before granting a licence the Council must be satisfied that:
- It is not contrary to the public interest to do so on the grounds of safety, nuisance or other grounds.
- The applicant is a suitable persons to hold a licence to keep the animals listed on the application.
- The animal(s) will be kept in accommodation that prevents its escape and is suitable in respect of construction, size, temperature, drainage and cleanliness.
- That the animal(s) will be supplied with adequate and suitable food drink and bedding material and be visited at suitable intervals.
- Appropriate steps will be taken to ensure the protection of the animal(s) in case of fire or other emergency.
- All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- The animal(s) accommodation is such that it can take adequate exercise.
where the Council issues a licence that licence will be subject to such conditions as the Council sees fit and in each case these conditions will specify that:
- Only the person named on the licence shall be entitled to keep the animal.
- The animal shall only be kept on the premises named on the licence.
- The animal shall not be moved or may only be moved in accordance with conditions specified in the licence.
- The licensee must hold a current insurance policy, approved by the Council, which insures against liability for damage caused by the animal.
- Only the species and number of animals listed on the licence may be kept.
- The licensee shall make a copy of the licence and its contents available to any other person listed on the licence as being able to look after the animal
- The Council may at any time revoke or amend any licence condition.
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