Consultation outcome

Captive bred birds: changing how we regulate trading in England, Scotland and Wales

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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We received 39 responses to this consultation. Following this consultation, we intend to amend the Ringing Regulations (SI 1982/1220) to include the proposed new definition of permitted rings.

Original consultation


Seeking views on options we’ve proposed for simplifying the way that trade in captive-bred birds is regulated.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our options for changing the way that trade in captive-bred birds is regulated in Britain. These options include making it easier to meet the regulations when selling birds imported from other EU Member States.

We also want to know if the rings birds wear are the right size, how to treat colour-morphs and if class licences could help monitor trade. The information you give will help us decide if we need to make other changes in the future.

Published 28 January 2015
Last updated 23 March 2016 + show all updates
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