FOI Request - Dangerous Wild Animals

Request 101000134076

As of 25 February 2013;

1) How many DWA licenses are currently issued in your area?

2) How many of these DWA licenses are issued for primates (monkeys, apes or prosimians such as lemurs)?

3) How many applications for licenses under the DWA Act have been refused in your area in the last 12 months?

4) How many of these applications were for primates and on what grounds were they refused?

5) What is the cost of obtaining a DWA license in your area (please indicate whether this includes any vet fees incurred)?

6) What is the cost of “renewing” a DWA license in your area (please indicate whether this includes any vet fees incurred)?

7) If there are primates licensed in your area, please provide copies of the most recent relevant inspection report(s) for all such licenses (on the understanding that for data protection purposes, certain information may be obscured).  If no written reports are available, please indicate the date on which the most recent report was conducted, by whom, and the outcome of the visit.  If not included in the report(s), please also provide the following information:

For each license issued for primates:

a) How many individuals of each species are covered (please provide the scientific name: i.e. Cebus apella)?

b) What is the age and sex of each licensed primate? If this information is not kept by your council, please indicate so.

c) Where was each primate obtained? If this information is not kept by your council, please indicate so.

d) Please confirm whether any restriction is placed on breeding of the animals licensed.  If no restriction exists, please indicate whether the existing license would automatically cover the offspring, and until what age this cover would last.

8) Finally, would you or someone in your department be interested in sharing your experiences with licensing under the DWAA and dealing with primates under the AWA with Wild Futures, working towards better protection for primates and simplification of LA's duties?

Response 20-03-2013

1) Two.

2) None.

3) None.

4) No applications for primates.

5) The current fee is £66 plus the costs of the vets fees for inspection. This charge is likely to increase to around £70 after 1 April 2013.

6) The current fee is £66 plus the costs of the vets fees for inspection. This charge is likely to increase to around £70 after 1 April 2013.

7) No primates licensed in Moray.

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