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Luton Borough Council

Animal health and welfare

There is a wide range of legislation in the UK designed to protect the health and welfare of both domesticated and wild animals.

Animal health and welfare legislation is enforced jointly by the local authority and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - , in association with other government bodies and independent organisations like the RSPCA.

What the local authority does

Environmental Health

Licensing of
Pet Shops
Horse Riding Establishments 
Dog Breeding Establishments
Animal Boarding Establishments 
Dangerous Wild Animals  

Trading Standards
Licensing of:
Animal movements

Advice and enforcement on:
Animal By-products
Welfare of animals
Illegal landings of pets at Luton Airport for prevention of rabies
Animal diseases outbreak in conjunction with DEFRA
The Pet Travel Scheme
What DEFRA do: 
National Animal Health and Welfare Strategy 
Animal Welfare at Farms, Markets, Slaughterhouses 
The Pet Travel Scheme
International Trade in Animals 
Animal Diseases - Control and Surveillance, BSE, Tuberculosis, Scrapie, Foot and Mouth Disease 
Animal by-products 
Wildlife Conservation and Biodiversity 
Wildlife Crime
DEFRA Helpline:  08459 33 55 77
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
9.30 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 16.00 hours

Contact info
Trading standards
Luton Borough Council, Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ


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