FOI Request - Zoo Licences

Request 101000252015

I am writing from the Born Free Foundation, an international animal welfare and conservation organisation. Each year, we contact all Local Authorities in Britain to request details of all premises with Zoo Licences in each constituency (under Zoo Licensing Act 1981 (as amended)).

Under the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations (as applicable), I would like to repeat this request, in order to update our records and track changes nationwide.

If your records have not changed since our request last year, we would still be grateful if you could send the requested information to enable us to maintain accurate records and mark the council as providing a complete return.

Please:

1. Complete the information table which can be downloaded here http://bit.ly/ZooLicenceTable and return to zoocheck@bornfree.org.uk.

2. For each premises with a Zoo Licence, return a copy of the most recent annual zoo stocklist (outlining births, arrivals, deaths etc. in accordance with Section 9.5 of the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice).

3. For each premises with a Zoo Licence, return a copy of the most recent Zoo Inspection Report for “formal” periodical or renewal inspections carried out by Government-appointed Zoo Inspectors. Please ensure all pages (1-10) plus any pages with additional conditions are included.

The Zoo Licensing Act and associated standards require that a copy of the annual stocklist and inspection report is sent to the local authority. As the request is being made to the council for information that should be within its records, there should be no need to contact the zoo in relation to this matter. If you do need to contact the zoo to obtain this information, please let us know.

Response 12-06-2014

There are no premises with a zoo licence in the Moray Council area.

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