272. Welfare of animals following closure of zoos.

272.     Welfare of animals following closure of zoos.

As soon as reasonably practicable after the relevant date1, the operator2 of a relevant zoo3 must give to the authority a plan of the arrangements he proposes to make, in relation to the animals kept in the zoo, for their future care or for their disposal and for their care until they are disposed of4. He must supply the authority with any information it requests about the care or disposal of animals kept in the zoo5.

Where the authority notifies the operator that it approves such a plan, he must