Standard Conditions Applicable to Licenses to keep Dangerous Wild Animals


i) These Standard Conditions will apply to all licenses unless disapplied or varied by the Director of Community and Environmental Services

ii) The granting of a licence for a Dangerous Wild Animal shall not be deemed to convey any approval or consent which may be required under any enactment by law, order or regulation other than the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (as amended).

Standard Conditions

1. While any animals are being kept under the authority of this licence;

i) The animal shall be kept by no person other than the person specified in the licence.

ii) The animal shall normally be held at such premises as specified in the licence

iii) The animal shall not be moved from those premises except for veterinary treatment or with the written consent of the Council.

iv) The keeping of the animal/s must not give rise to complaint on grounds of safety, nuisance or otherwise.

v) The licence holder shall hold a current insurance policy which insures him/her, and any other person entitled to keep the animal under the authority of this licence, against liability for any damage which may be caused by the animal, the terms of such policy being satisfactory in the opinion of the Council.

vi) The public liability insurance required in (v) above shall provide cover to a minimum of ten million pounds. This figure may be reduced according to the number and species of animals, however, a minimum cover of ten million pounds is required unless stated otherwise on the licence.

vii) The animal/s concerned will at all times be held in accommodation which secures the animal will not escape, which is suitable in construction, size, temperature, lighting, ventilation, drainage and cleanliness and which is suitable for the number of animals proposed to be held in the accommodation, and

viii) Be supplied with adequate and suitable food, water and bedding material and be visited at suitable intervals

2. The species and number of animals of each species which may be kept under the authority of this licence shall be restricted to those specified in the Schedule of Animals attached to the licence.

3. The licence holder shall, at all reasonable time, make available the licence to any person entitled to inspect any animal under the authority of the licence

4. Any change in species, or increase in numbers of a species, will only be permitted if written consent of the Council is first obtained and the Schedule of Animals attached to the licence is amended by the Council.

5. Special Conditions

Given the unique nature of these establishments, the Council may impose specific special conditions relating to the individual premises based on the species and number of each species kept. These conditions would be imposed in consultation with a specialist veterinary surgeon, or other recognised expert, and attached to the licence as a Schedule of Special Conditions.