Get a general licence to sell dead wild birds and their parts (licence GL17).
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You can sell and advertise that you’re selling dead wild birds and their parts with this licence. This licence does not permit you to sell birds for human consumption.
You can only sell dead birds (or their parts or products) if you have documentation to prove that they were:
- bred in captivity - the bird’s parents must have been in lawful captivity when the egg was laid
- legally removed from the wild within the United Kingdom
- listed on annex A of Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97 and, where appropriate, you have an article 10 certificate
You don’t need to apply for this licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.
Published: 31 December 2013
Updated: 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016
- new version of GL17 valid 1 January to 31 December 2015
- First published.