You will require this licence if you intend to supply animals (other than exempt animals) for use in research and teaching. The supply of animals for research includes obtaining, breeding, nurturing, keeping and transporting animals for the purpose of them being supplied for use in connection with animal research. This includes animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs and monkeys. If you intend to supply the following animals you may not need this licence:
- livestock (sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry, horses and goats)
- animals that are in the wild
- animals that fit the criteria described in the regulation.
Establishments and individuals breeding animals for their own use do not require this licence, provided certain conditions are met. Some exemptions exist for the supply of certain animals.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.