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Performing Animals

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Licence Summary

If you exhibit, use or train performing animals in Scotland, you must be registered with your local authority.  Applications must contain details about the animals and the performances they are to take part in.

Regulation Summary

Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 (c.38)

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Apply Online

You are now able to apply for this service using the ELMS portal system supplied by the UK Government's Department for Business Innovation and Skills. Please click on the link, on the right,if you wish to use this facility.

Failed Application Redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance using the details below.

Licence Holder Redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance using the details below.

Consumer Complaint 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre .

Other Redress 

A police officer or officer of the local authority may make a complaint to the Sheriff magistrates' court if they feel that animals have been subject to cruelty.

Trade Associations 

The International Marine Animal Trainers' Association

Contacts

  • Andrew Gilchrist
    Environmental Health and Trading Standards
    Housing and Environment
    Business Hub15
    3rd Floor South
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AB
    Phone: (01224) 523800
    Fax: (01224) 523887
    Email: commercial@aberdeencity.gov.uk