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Performing animals

Businesses require a licence to keep or train animals for exhibition either for entertainment or educational purposes. This replaces the previous performing licence, which Cumbria County Council previously enforced. 

See the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 on legislation.gov.uk for details of the legislation that came into force on the 1 October 2018.

Defra guidance on keeping or training animals for exhibition

See Legislation and Guidance on the CFSG Canine and Feline Sector Group website for guidance on the keeping or training animals for exhibition licence.

Apply for a licence to keep or train animals for exhibition

Download application for a licence to keep or train animals for exhibition (PDF: 174Kb / 6 pages)

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