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Animal movement

Information about animal movement licensing.

In the aftermath of the Foot and Mouth outbreak, a rigorous regime of licensing which controls the movement of a range of animals has been introduced. The most common animals whose movements have to be licensed are

  • sheep
  • pigs, and
  • cows.

The conditions which apply to these movements vary according to the type of animal, the destination, and the type of trip.

In addition, these conditions are constantly being altered and so it is important that you make yourself aware of the latest conditions when applying for a movement licence.

The licences can be obtained from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) office.

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Contact

Crime, Enforcement and Regulation Service (Licensing Authority)

9 HOLBEACH ROAD, LONDON, SE6 4TW
Telephone: 020 8314 6400
Email: licensing@lewisham.gov.uk
Opening hours:

The telephone lines are open everyday, 10am–12 noon and 2–4pm.