FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

02 February 2022

 

How many Dangerous Wild Animal permits (under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976) did your council approve, by year, in 2017-2021?

 

Which animals were these permits for?

 

What checks, if any, does your council make when granting these permits to the CITES species appendices: https://cites.org/eng/disc/species.php?

 

What checks, if any, does your council make to ensure these animals are not brought in through the illegal wildlife trade?



East Herts Council Response

01 March 2022

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

How many Dangerous Wild Animal permits (under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976) did your council approve, by year, in 2017-2021?

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

1

1

1

1

1

 

Which animals were these permits for?

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

4 GREY WOLVES

2 PUMAS

7 CHEETAHS

2 MISSISSIPPI ALLIGATORS

4 GREY WOLVES

2 PUMAS

3 CHEETAHS

2 MISSISSIPPI ALLIGATORS

4 GREY WOLVES

2 PUMAS

3 CHEETAHS

2 MISSISSIPPI ALLIGATORS

4 GREY WOLVES

2 PUMAS

3 CHEETAHS

2 MISSISSIPPI ALLIGATORS

4 GREY WOLVES

2 PUMAS

3 CHEETAHS

2 MISSISSIPPI ALLIGATORS

 

 

 

What checks, if any, does your council make when granting these permits to the CITES species appendices: https://cites.org/eng/disc/species.php?

 

This authority relies on the checks made by the appointed veterinary inspector from the International Zoo Veterinary Group.

 

What checks, if any, does your council make to ensure these animals are not brought in through the illegal wildlife trade?

 

As above the appointed IZVG veterinarian undertakes the necessary checks in advance of the inspection.

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.