A person who, in England, sells animals as pets (or with a view to their being later resold as pets) in the course of a business must be licensed by a local authorityA1.
No person may keep a pet shop1 in Wales unless he is licensed so to do by the local authority2. In deciding whether to grant a licence the authority must have regard in particular to the need for securing that animals will be kept in suitable accommodation; that they will be adequately supplied with food and drink and, so far as necessary, visited; that, if mammals, they
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