If any person carries on a business of selling animals as pets in any part of a street or public place, [or] [FN1] at a stall or barrow in a market, he shall be guilty of an offence. Section 7(1) of the Act defines “pet shop” to include: (i)     any premises from which a business of selling animals as pets is carried on, and. United Kingdom [FN3] Word substituted by Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54), Sch. (a) in section 2 (Pets not to be sold in streets, etc. These are events, typically held at leisure centers and racecourses, at which a number of breeders and dealers have stalls from which they sell animals. (2) Every local authority may, on application being made to them for that purpose by a person who is not for the time being disqualified from keeping a pet shop, and on payment of such fee as may be determined by the local authority, grant a licence to that person to keep a pet shop at such premises in their area as may be specified in the application and subject to compliance with such conditions as may be specified in the licence. (4) A court which has ordered the cancellation of a person's licence, or his disqualification, in pursuance of the last foregoing subsection may, if it thinks fit, suspend the operation of the order pending an appeal. (8) In the application of this section to Scotland, in subsection (4) for the reference to a court of summary jurisdiction there shall be substituted a reference to the sheriff. An Act establishing a licensing structure for pet shops in the (1) Any person guilty of an offence under any provision of this Act other than the last foregoing section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment. An Act to amend the Pet Animals Act 1951 regulating the sale of pet animals. This definition is broad enough to cover premises that merely hold animals that are in the pet supply chain. (2) This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland. Animal Legal & Historical Center : This summary explores the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. The Act requires any person keeping a pet shop to be licensed by the local authority. © 2020 Michigan State University College of Law. It requires any person keeping a pet shop to be licensed by the local council. (e) that appropriate steps will be taken in case of fire or other emergency;   and shall specify such conditions in the licence, if granted by them, as appear to the local authority necessary or expedient in the particular case for securing all or any of the objects specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) of this subsection. [116th Congress Public Law 72] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [[Page 133 STAT. <