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 #1125  by thelearnedlizard
 Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:48 pm
The Animal Protection Agency (APA) has praised Basildon Borough Council for taking a proactive stance on illegal animal trading and has issued an urgent warning to venue managers throughout Essex. Last week, one venue took the responsible action of refusing a booking from reptile market organisers and now APA and the Council are on the alert in case the organisers seek to stage an event elsewhere or next year.

It is against the law (Pet Animals Act 1951) to trade in pet animals at market stalls, as the welfare of animals cannot be safeguarded in such temporary conditions. With the assistance of APA, exotic pet markets have been largely stamped out by local councils across the UK, but reptile market organisers often misleadingly describe their events as ‘shows’ or ‘breeders meetings’. APA has therefore cautioned venue managers against accepting bookings for any reptile-related events.

Read the full article here:
http://thelearnedlizard.com/basildon-council-wins-praise-taking-action-illegal-animal-trading-local-venue-managers-warned-vigilant/