Humane transport and animal welfare
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, provincial and territorial governments, producers, transporters, industry organizations, and many others each have a role to play in animal welfare. The CFIA regulates the humane transportation of animals and the humane treatment of food animals in federal abattoirs.
Services and information
Brochure outlining responsibilities and guidance to transport animals safely.
Signs of unfit or compromised animals for transport and when special care is needed.
What to do if animals are unfit or compromised before or during the trip.
Keep animals safe from harm and injury when they travel by land, air or sea.
Guidance to ensure horses are fit for transport and designated border ports for entry.
Measures for transporting animals during cold weather.
Measures for transporting animals during hot and humid weather.
Regulations to prevent injury and suffering of all animals.
Provincial and territorial legislation concerning farm animal welfare.
Interpretative guidance for regulated parties on regulatory amendment for the transportation of animals.
Guidance, investigations, enforcement action and data, compliance.
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