Health of Animals Regulations (C.R.C., c. 296)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-07-01. Previous Versions

Reserve Pens

 A veterinary inspector may order a sea carrier to keep empty such pens on a vessel as are designated by a veterinary inspector in order to accommodate animals that are injured or become ill or otherwise unfit for transport during the voyage.

Lighting

 Every sea carrier shall provide adequate lighting on a vessel to permit animals on board to be fed, watered and properly cared for.

Insulation

 No person shall transport or cause to be transported animals near the engine or boiler room casing of a vessel unless such casings are covered by

  • (a) 25 millimetre (one inch) tongued and grooved lumber with a 75 millimetre (three inch) air space between the lumber and the casings; or

  • (b) some other adequate means of insulation.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 38;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 84.

Disposal of Injured Animals

  •  (1) Every sea carrier shall provide on every vessel in which livestock is transported

    • (a) a suitable humane killing device that is in good working order; and

    • (b) an adequate quantity of ammunition for the device.

  • (2) Every sea carrier shall destroy an injured animal on board a vessel by means of the killing device described in subsection (1) unless the master of the vessel is of opinion that the animal can be kept alive without undue suffering.

Veterinary Drugs to be Carried

 Every sea carrier shall provide every vessel in which animals are transported with a sufficient quantity of veterinary drugs suitable for the treatment of the animals on board.

PART XIIIPERMITS AND LICENCES

Form and Conditions

  •  (1) Any application for a permit or licence required under these Regulations shall be in a form approved by the Minister.

  • (1.1) Subject to paragraph 37(1)(b) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Minister shall issue a permit or licence required under these Regulations if the Minister is satisfied that, to the best of the Minister’s knowledge and belief, the activity for which the permit or licence is issued would not, or would not be likely to, result in the introduction into Canada, the introduction into another country from Canada or the spread within Canada, of a vector, disease or toxic substance.

  • (2) Any permit or licence required under these Regulations shall

    • (a) be in a form approved by the Minister; and

    • (b) contain such conditions as the Minister considers advisable to prevent the introduction of communicable disease into Canada or into any other country from Canada and the spread of communicable disease within Canada.

  • (3) The Minister may cancel or suspend a permit or licence issued under these Regulations if he has reason to believe that,

    • (a) any condition under which the permit or licence was issued or any condition contained in the permit or licence has not been complied with;

    • (b) any provision of the Act or these Regulations has not been complied with; or

    • (c) failure to do so could result in the introduction into Canada, the introduction into another country from Canada or the spread within Canada, of a vector, disease or toxic substance.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 34;
  • SOR/92-23, s. 3;
  • SOR/92-650, s. 4;
  • SOR/93-159, s. 17;
  • SOR/95-475, s. 4(F);
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 17;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 19;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 60.