Notice of meeting/Press conference - Certification program for improving dog and cat welfare, and combatting animal mills

MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The head of the Association nationale d'intervention pour le mieux-être des animaux — ANIMA-Québec, Caroline De Jaham, invites media representatives and stakeholders to a press conference on Quebec's very first animal welfare certification program for dog and cat places of custody and breeding conditions.

This program complements the Animal Health Protection Act (P-42) and reflects the philosophy set out in Bill P-54, which is intended to improve the legal status of animals.


Thursday, September 10, 2015


10:00 a.m.

Location: 3933 du Parc-La Fontaine Avenue

Espace La Fontaine, Lounge (entrance: north side)


ANIMA-Québec, a non-profit founded in 2001, was the only organization FULLY dedicated to inspecting places of custody that house cats and dogs, in order to ensure compliance with safety and welfare standards, pursuant to the Animal Health Protection Act (P-42). Since April 2013, inspections have been re-initiated by the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ).

In its ongoing quest to improve living conditions for domestic animals in Quebec, ANIMA-Québec has since been working actively with the various stakeholders in the field to set up the first "Quality and welfare" certification program for pet breeding facilities and places of custody, with its efforts now culminating in this initiative.



For further information: Sources: Caroline Gamache, Administrator, Anima-Québec, 514 349-0327; Véronique Goyette, Proulx communications, 450 582-8131

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