18 September 2014

We support the CIEH guidelines and continue to actively promote their use and enforcement as well as provide training to officers who have to use them. And we continue to push for the consistent licensing standards across the country that these guidelines seek to bring in.

They are based on good scientific evidence and the cumulative practical experience and husbandry knowledge and training built up within the industry over thousands of man years of caring for the whole range of species in which we trade.

Pet shops remain one of the most publicly visible animal husbandry systems in the UK due to the amount of visitors they get through the door each year as well as these licensing inspections.