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About our charter for animal welfare
South Gloucestershire Council is not responsible for the running or maintenance of any ports or harbours.
Animal by-products are animals and parts of animals that have died or have been slaughtered.
If you mix certain feedstuffs on your own farm or you use contractors to mix feedstuffs on your farm you need to register your premises.
There is a wide range of legislation in the UK designed to protect the health and welfare of both domesticated and wild animals.
Farm inspections and inspections of livestock markets are carried out by our animal health and welfare team.
All cattle must have a passport.
All cattle must be tagged with Defra-approved ear tags.
Registration requirements for businesses that make, use or market animal feeds (including farms but excluding pet food retailers)
All horses (including ponies, asses, mules and donkeys) must be registered.
Any business or poultry keeper with 50 or more birds is required by law to register its flock with Defra.
There are strict conditions that must be followed when animals are moved from other countries into Great Britain.
Records must be kept of any medicines given to farm animals that will end up as food.
Information about the requirements for slaughtering cattle
Transporting animals safely.
Information on licensing for animal welfare, pet shops and zoo premises.
If you keep a dangerous wild animal you must hold a licence to do so
Pet food must be correctly labelled.
Some plant and animal species are protected..