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Consultation on proposed changes to registration requirements for all bird keepers in Great Britain
I would like to bring it to everyone’s attention that the UK Government is planning to change the current poultry registration regulations. They are seeking our views on making it compulsory for all poultry and other captive bird keepers in England, Wales and Scotland to register their bird(s) with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
It is currently mandatory for a person who is a keeper of 50 or more poultry at any single premises to register their birds on the Great Britain Poultry Register by providing specified information on the birds.
The proposed changes will amend this from 50 or more poultry to either:
• Option 1 One or more bird/s of any species (the Government’s preferred option).
• Option 2 Ten or more birds of any species.
The proposal will require keepers of birds to update their registration information annually.
The only proposed exception to these regulations may be if the bird/s live exclusively within the living accommodation inside your house and never go out.
If you wish to respond to this consultation, you need to do so by 23:59 on 31st May 2023, by clicking on the link below:
You do not need to be a keeper of any birds to complete the survey.
Within the survey, there is the opportunity to select ‘Do nothing’ i.e., no change to the existing regulations, rather than selecting Option 1 or 2.
If you wish to be sent a link to download your responses, so as to have a copy of what you entered, then you need to add a working email address within the survey.
Please pass on this information about the proposed changes to registration requirements, and the link to the online survey, to anyone you think may be affected by the proposals. Thank you.
Issue 58 - Autumn 2022: A printed version was posted out to all paid-up full members on 18/11/22 and a link to a pdf copy was also e-mailed to pdf members. Copies were only sent to members who had paid the subscription for 2022. Subscription for 2023 is now due, so please renew if you haven't already done so. Thank you.
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