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Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by Waddi, 19 Dec 2016.

  1. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    Wirral's very own DWA licensed reptile collection. Open evenings, weekend & school holidays by prior appointment. Book your 90min encounter session which includes hands on, feeding & photo opportunities, keeper talks, venomous animal displays, educational challenges and Bush tucker trials!

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  2. Devi

    Devi Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by 'Bush tucker trials'? The I'm a celeb one are known for not being very kind to the animals, what is your version?
     
  3. pinkback

    pinkback Well-Known Member

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    If this business is open to the public for more than seven days a year, even by appointment it should be zoo licensed and therefore not require a DWA.
     
  4. Devi

    Devi Well-Known Member

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    Did you mean to reply to someone else there?
     
  5. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    No live animals are involved in the bush tucker trials, it revolves around edible insects.
     
  6. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    Exemptions
    Some zoos don’t need a licence because of the small number of animals, or the type of animal, kept in them. This is known as having a ‘dispensation’.

    You might not have to get a licence depending on your situation. The Secretary of State will make a decision on a case-by-case basis. Usually both of the following must apply to your situation:

    • very small zoos (eg zoos that have no more than around 120 animals)
    • zoos that don’t have many different kinds of animals, eg deer parks
    The Secretary of State will also decide if the animals are hazardous or conservation sensitive.

    Contact your local authority if you think that your zoo may qualify for an exemption.
     
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