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Freedom of Information Request

Zoo Licensing Act

Received: 7 July 2020

Freedom of Information Request regarding Zoo Licensing Act

I am writing from international animal welfare and conservation organisation Born Free. We are currently in the process of contacting all relevant Local Authorities in the UK, requesting details of all premises with Zoo Licences (under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (as amended), in order to update our records and track changes nationwide.

If your records have not changed since our request last year, we would still be grateful if you could send the requested information to enable us to maintain accurate records and mark the council as providing a complete return.

If your Local Authority has formed a partnership with another authority, please include information for all relevant constituencies.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please:

1. Download the information table found here www.bornfree.org.uk/council. Once downloaded please complete the Word document and email to xxxx

2. For each premises with a Zoo Licence, return a copy of the most recent annual zoo stocklist outlining births, arrivals, deaths etc. in accordance with Section 9.5 of the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice.

3. For each premises with a Zoo Licence, return a copy of the most recent Zoo Inspection Report for 'formal' periodical or renewal inspections carried out under S.10 or S.14.2 by Government-appointed Zoo Inspectors. Please ensure all pages (1-10) plus any pages with additional conditions are included.

NB. The Zoo Licensing Act and associated standards require that a copy of the annual stocklist and inspection report is sent to the Local Authority. As our request is made for information that should be within the council's records ' there should be no need to contact the zoo in relation to this matter.

The information requested above should be emailed to xxx

We are extremely grateful for your earliest co-operation and assistance in this matter. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If this request has reached you in error, please forward to the relevant department or officer in your constituency.

Outcome / Documents

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