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Can zoo licensing be improved?

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ZOO licensing may be something of a curate's egg, and frankly I would challenge even that. To suggest (VR, May 27, 2017, vol 180, p 510) that it is not fit for purpose is simply fallacious; the fact that there are many welfare cases prosecuted by Defra or the RSPCA in a year does not demonstrate how ineffective they are at improving welfare.

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