Guidance

Guidance on the welfare of wild animals in travelling circuses (England) regulations 2012

Guidance on how to meet the requirements of the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012.

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Guidance on the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012

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From 20 January 2020, you will not be able to exhibit wild animals or use them in a performance as part of a travelling circus in England.

The guidance is intended to help the operator of a travelling circus that has wild animals, or any other interested party, understand the action that should be taken to comply with licensing conditions.

The Regulations set out all the definitions, regulations and licensing conditions that apply.

Further information

Published 23 November 2012