Reptile Forums banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,797 Posts
Protection & Policy

* Under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the grass snake is protected from intentional killing or injury, and from sale of any live or dead specimens.

* The Berne Convention lists the grass snake under Appendix III.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,797 Posts
Protection against killing, injuring and sale, etc

This level of protection applies to the four widespread species of reptile, namely the common lizard, slow-worm, grass snake and adder.

Only part of sub-section 9(1) and all of sub-section 9(5) apply: these prohibit the intentional killing and injuring and trade (i.e. sale, barter, exchange, transporting for sale and advertising to sell or to buy). It is not an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to possess these animals.


its not an offence to keep them no, but it is an offence to sell them

i have 5 slow worms here, that were apparently evicted from a building site.

we took to prosecution level the girl who was trying to sell them, but it all went by the by in the end, for lack of any real proof.

you are allowed to sell 3rd geneation captive bred babies.. ie the great grand daughters of an original wild collected pair. but the onus would be on the seller to prove they are 3rd gen captive bred, and thats near on impossible

there is a case being investigated at the moment, of someone who sold common lizards recently too.

you can get european grass snakes and slow worms, and they are allowed to be sold in the uk.. even thought uk found ones are not.

N
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top