[116th Congress Public Law 72] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [[Page 133 STAT. (e) that appropriate steps will be taken in case of fire or other emergency;   and shall specify such conditions in the licence, if granted by them, as appear to the local authority necessary or expedient in the particular case for securing all or any of the objects specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) of this subsection. This document provides an overview of the UK's Pet Animals Act of 1951. The Act sets forth certain conditions that local authorities may consider in determining whether or not to grant someone a pet shop license. 9 para. 3 Pets not to be sold to children under twelve years of age If any person sells an animal as a pet to a person whom he has reasonable cause to believe to be under the age of twelve years, the (3) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:--. [FN1], (3) In determining whether to grant a licence for the keeping of a pet shop by any person at any premises, a local authority shall in particular (but without prejudice to their discretion to withhold a licence on other grounds) have regard to the need for securing--. The Act requires any person keeping a pet shop to be licensed by the local authority. (1) A local authority may authorise in writing any … (1) Any person guilty of an offence under any provision of this Act other than the last foregoing section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment. (3) Where a person is convicted of any offence under this Act or of any offence under the Protection of Animals Act, 1911, or the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act, 1912, or of any offence under any of sections 4, 5, 6(1) and (2), 7 to 9 and 11 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the court by which he is convicted may cancel any licence held by him under this Act, and may, whether or not he is the holder of such a licence, disqualify him from keeping a pet shop for such period as the court thinks fit. [FN3] Word substituted by Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54), Sch. Section 7(1) of the Act defines “pet shop” to include: (i)     any premises from which a business of selling animals as pets is carried on, and. If any person carries on a business of selling animals as pets in any part of a street or public place, [or] [FN1] at a stall or barrow in a market, he shall be guilty of an offence. ASPAis implemented by the Home Office in England, Scotland and Wales and by the Department for Health, Social Security and Public Safety in Northern Ireland. Pet Animals Act 1951 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 02 January 2021. (Scotland) Act 1994] [FN2]; "road" has the same meaning as in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984; "veterinary surgeon" means a person who is for the time being registered in the Register of Veterinary Surgeons; [FN2] words substituted by Local Government etc. The PETS Act only provides for certain companion animals — namely service animals and those that FEMA calls “household pets.” This is a relatively small category of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rodents, and turtles. Keeping a pet shop without a license and failing to comply with a license condition are criminal offenses. Laying hens: welfare regulations 3. Pet Animals Act 1951: An Act to Regulate the Sale of Pet Animals, An Act establishing a licensing structure for pet shops in the. Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is a prominent proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter and author of more than 60 scientific papers on <
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