The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 requires the person who exhibits or trains any performing animal to be registered with a local authority.
It is an offence to train or exhibit a performing animal unless you are registered with the local Council, in accordance with the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925.
Under the legislation, 'exhibit' is defined as 'exhibit at any entertainment to which the public are admitted, whether on payment of money or otherwise' and to 'train' means 'for the purpose of any such exhibition'.
The Act does not apply to the training of animals for legitimate military, police, agricultural or sporting purposes or the exhibition of those animals in demonstrations or similar events.
The registration fee for 2015-2016 is £125.
How to apply
Download, complete and return the application form enclosing the correct fee.