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Freedom of information request response - 06667

FOI request

FOI ID number
06667
Regarding
Compliance with zoo licensing
Request

Inspections:

  1. How many zoos are in operation in your area and have a license under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981? (Please do not include any zoos which have been granted a dispensation under s. 14 of the Zoo Licensing Act).
  2. How many inspections too place in Zoos in [Council area] within the time period of 2013 to 2018 under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981?
  3. How many inspections took place for each individual zoo in your area and when was each zoo inspected?
  4. how many informal inspections were undertake for each zoo in your area?

Inspectors:

  1. How many inspectors are employed to carry out inspections under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981?
  2. How many inspectors received formal training to carry out inspections under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981?

Violations and Prosecutions:

  1. Upon inspection in [Council area] how many Zoos were in violation of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 in regard to animal welfare?
  2. How many prosecution proceedings did you commence under s. 19 of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 for animal welfare violations in zoos?
  3. How many of these proceedings were successful, how many of the charges were dismissed and how many led to fines being imposed?
  4. How many zoos have been subjected to repeated enforcement action due to license violations?
  5. How many zoos were mandatorily closed due to consistently failing to meet standards under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981?

Animal Welfare Act 2006:

  1. How many section 10 improvement notices under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 were issued in [Council Area] between 2013 to present to zoos?
  2. How many prosecutions under s.4 and s.9 were commenced under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for animal violations in zoos?

In relation to the above questions, we would appreciate a schedule of documents, including all zoo inspection reports for each zoo in your area.

Our response

Response

Inspections:

  1. None
  2. Not applicable
  3. Not applicable
  4. Not applicable

Inspectors:

  1. 5.91 Full Time Equivalent authorised under the relevant legislation, however under normal circumstances such work would be allocated to two officers within the team.
  2. Two officers with the team have undertaken Continuing Professional Development training in relation to Zoo Licensing.

Violations and Prosecutions:

  1. Not applicable
  2. Not applicable
  3. Not applicable
  4. Not applicable
  5. Not applicable

Animal Welfare Act 2006:

  1. Not applicable
  2. Not applicable
Response date
13 February 2020