Application for a greyhound racetrack welfare licence

This form must be completed by any greyhound racing track operator in England whose track is not regulated by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.


DEF-CA1 - Application for a Greyhound Racetrack welfare licence

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Under the Regulations no person may apply for a licence if they are disqualified under;

(a) section 34 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006; (b) section 3(3) of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 from keeping a boarding establishment for animals; (c) section 3(3) of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 from keeping a breeding establishment; (d) section 5(3) of the Pet Animals Act 1951 from keeping a pet shop; (e) section 4(3) of the Riding Establishments Act 1964 from keeping a riding establishment; (f) section 1 of the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954 from having custody of an animal; or (g) section 3 of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 from the ownership of an animal; and any licence issued to a person so disqualified is invalid.

A summary of the licensing conditions required by the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010 can be found in the Defra guidance produced to accompany the Regulations.

Published 30 March 2011