FOI Request - Zoo Licences

Request 101001179861

Freedom of Information Request regarding Zoo Licensing Act

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

Under the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations (as applicable), I would like to submit this request again, 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.
If your Local Authority has formed a partnership with another authority, please include information for all relevant constituencies.

1. Complete the information table (click here) and return to

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 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 under S.10 or S.14.2 by Government-appointed Zoo Inspectors. Please ensure all pages (1-10) plus any pages with additional conditions are included.

NB. 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 our request is made for information that should be within the council’s records – there should be no need to contact the zoo in relation to this matter.

Response 05-05-2016

There are no premises requiring a Zoo Licence in Moray.

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