Performing Animals

Who To Contact

Environmental Health and Consumer Protection Service
Yorkon Building
Archway Road
L36 9FB

Telephone: 0151 443 4712

Fax Number: 0151 443 5438

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 2019 to 2020 is £252

How to apply

Download, complete and return the application form enclosing the correct fee.

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