Registered zoological entity – my personal translation of “núcleo zoológico” a legal document required in Spain. We thought it was understood. We took for granted that any activity that sells animals has its paperwork in order and legalized. But over time that Koi Hacienda has been in business, we’re becoming aware that there are much clandestine “agent” selling koi, who is neither registered as self employed nor have official licenses such as the “registered zoological entity”.
Registered zoological entity – what does that mean ?
Several regulations of the European Parliament, National Laws and Autonomous Regulations are the base of this concept.
The idea is to ensure hygienic and sanitary standards for the health and needs of the animal.
The registered zoological entity concept should be applied to:
- animals of competition, racing and betting
- facilities or centers for pets
- companies selling animals
And there are special provisions for establishments that sell exotic pets.
This is just a brief information so you can get an idea of what “núcleo zoológico” means when you read it somewhere. Those who want to go deeper into the topic and have enough knowledge of the Spanish language, can study the links above.
Koi Hacienda was awarded by the Junta de Andalucía with the number EN 290 680 000 036