Licensing of activities involving animals
Improving animal welfare standards (article from the Scottish Government) Further info
This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce new licensing regulations in Scotland covering a range of animal-related activities when carried on in the course of a business, including replacing existing legislation for riding establishments with updated licensing requirements.
The Horse Welfare Board, in collaboration with Hartpury University, has launched the first ever thoroughbred census in Great Britain. The census aims to identify how many thoroughbreds (not involved in racing) are currently resident in the UK and to discover what activities they take part in. The Census will be open until December 2023 and aims to ensure full traceability of thoroughbreds in the UK in the future. The Census should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.
Survey Complete survey
Precision breeding and animal welfare (Equine sector)
Determining potential impacts of Precision Breeding on Animal Welfare - AW0521 Further info
Introducing penalty notices for animal health and welfare offences in England
Penalty notices for animal health and welfare offences in England: Consultation View
Government is looking for public feedback on the proposed implementation of penalty notices for animal health and welfare offences in England. The deadline for submissions is 20 July 2023.
Charging arrangements at government-run border control posts
Open consultation (applies to England) View
This consultation seeks views on the government’s plan to introduce a Common User Charge to recover operating costs at government-run border control posts and closes 11.59pm (BST) on 9 July 2023.
A new model for imports
The Border Target Operating Model: Draft for Feedback View guidance
The Border Target Operating Model proposes a new approach to security controls and Sanitary and Phytosanitary controls (applying to imports of live animals, germinal products etc.) at the border. It sets out how controls will be delivered through simplification, digitisation and the UK’s new Single Trade Window. The survey has now closed and we await feedback.
Welfare in Transport Official Controls Consultation
Changes to Animal Welfare in Transport Regulations: Consultation View
Animal cruelty: Consultation View
The Sentencing Council is seeking to revise and update the sentencing guideline for animal cruelty, to provide fuller guidance to sentencers. The consultation closed on 1 August 2022.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Moving animals across borders inquiry View
This inquiry scrutinised the impact of the new agreement and relationship with the EU on how animals can be moved across borders, focusing on live animal exports, equines and domestic animals. Its report and Government’s response are now published.
English and Welsh Government Consultations
The are no current consultations.
Northern Ireland Government Consultations
There are no current consultations.