OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII which deals with humane transportation.
This is an opportunity for Canadians to share their views on the transportation of animals.
The draft amendments appeared in the Canada Gazette, Part I on December 3, 2016 and the public comment period will run until February 15, 2017.
- The CFIA establishes and enforces regulations for the welfare of animals during transport, as specified in the requirements of the Health of Animal Regulations, which governs the humane transportation of animals in Canada.
- The current regulations were developed in 1977 and few amendments have been made since then.
- The proposed regulations are the product of ten years of consultation with industry, the public and special interest groups.
- Protecting animal welfare in Canada is a shared responsibility between governments (federal, provincial and territorial), industry (e.g. producers, transporters, processors, registered slaughter establishments) and the public.
SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
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