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

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2020-04-23. Previous Versions

PART XVAnimal Identification (continued)

Loss of an Approved Tag or Application of a New Approved Tag

[SOR/2005-192, s. 10]
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), if an animal that is required to bear an approved tag does not bear an approved tag, bears an approved tag that has been revoked or loses its approved tag, the person who owns or has the possession, care or control of the animal shall immediately apply a new approved tag to it.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), an animal that loses its approved tag while being transported may continue to be transported until it reaches the next site where it is to be unloaded, and it may be received at that site only if a new approved tag is applied to the animal immediately after it is received there.

  • (3) An animal that loses its approved tag on the way to an abattoir does not have to have a new approved tag applied to it if

    • (a) it is slaughtered at the abattoir;

    • (b) the person who operates the abattoir keeps a record of enough information about the origin of the animal to enable the origin to be traced, including, if it is known by that person,

      • (i) the number of the approved tag that was lost and, in the case of an animal to which more than one approved tag had been applied since the animal’s birth, the numbers of all of them,

      • (ii) the name and address of the owner or person having the possession, care or control of the animal when it was brought to the abattoir and the date when it was brought to the abattoir, and

      • (iii) the licence plate number or, if there is no licence plate, other identification of the conveyance that brought the animal to the abattoir; and

    • (c) in the case of a bison or a bovine, the person who operates the abattoir reports to the responsible administrator, within 30 days after the animal is slaughtered, the information that the person is required by paragraph (b) to record in respect of the animal.

  • (4) An organization that manages an animal identification system shall, if it receives the information referred to in paragraph (3)(b), report the information to the responsible administrator within 30 days after receiving it.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 7
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 11
  • SOR/2010-137, s. 3
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 64(F)
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 17
  •  (1) Every person who applies, or causes the application of, a new approved tag to an animal, or the carcass of an animal, that does not bear an approved tag, bears an approved tag that has been revoked, or that has lost its approved tag, shall keep a record of

    • (a) the number of the new approved tag; and

    • (b) enough information about the origin of the animal or the carcass to enable the origin to be traced, including, if it is known by that person,

      • (i) the number of the approved tag that was previously applied to the animal or carcass and, in the case of an animal or carcass to which more than one approved tag has been applied since the animal’s birth, the numbers of all of them,

      • (ii) the name and address of the owner or person having the possession, care or control of the animal or carcass when it was brought to the site where the new approved tag was attached to it and the date when it was brought to the site, and

      • (iii) the licence plate number or, if there is no licence plate, other identification of the conveyance that brought the animal or carcass to the site where the new approved tag was attached to it.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the application of an approved tag to

    • (a) an animal before it leaves its farm of origin; or

    • (b) the carcass of an animal before the carcass leaves the animal’s farm of origin.

  • (3) Every person who applies, or causes the application of, a new approved tag to an animal, or the carcass of an animal, that already bears an approved tag or an approved tag that has been revoked shall, within 30 days after the new approved tag is applied, report to the responsible administrator the number of the new approved tag as well as the number of the previously applied tag.

  • (4) An organization that manages an animal identification system shall, if it receives the information referred to in subsection (3), report the information to the responsible administrator within 30 days after receiving it.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 12
  • SOR/2010-137, s. 4
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 18

Animal Death or Slaughter

  •  (1) If an animal bearing an approved tag is slaughtered at an abattoir or otherwise dies at an abattoir, the operator of the abattoir

    • (a) may remove any tag from the animal or the animal’s carcass; and

    • (b) in the case of a bison or a bovine, shall report the death of the animal and the number of the approved tag to the responsible administrator within 30 days after the death.

  • (2) The operator of an abattoir where an animal bearing an approved tag is slaughtered shall maintain the ability to identify the animal’s carcass in the abattoir until the carcass is approved for human consumption or is condemned.

  • (3) If an animal bearing an approved tag or an approved tag that has been revoked is slaughtered or otherwise dies at a site, the operator of the site shall keep a record of the slaughter or death of the animal and the identification number on its tag.

  • (4) An organization that manages an animal identification system shall, if it receives the information referred to in paragraph (1)(b), report the information to the responsible administrator within 30 days after receiving it.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2014-23, s. 19]

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 8
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 13
  • SOR/2010-137, s. 5
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 19
  •  (1) Every person, including a renderer, dead stock operator, post-mortem laboratory official and veterinarian, who disposes of the carcass of a bison, bovine or ovine bearing an approved tag or an approved tag that has been revoked

    • (a) may remove the tag from the carcass; and

    • (b) shall report the identification number on the tag to the responsible administrator within 30 days after disposing of the carcass.

  • (2) Every person, including a renderer, dead stock operator, post-mortem laboratory official and veterinarian, who disposes of the carcass of a bison, bovine or ovine not bearing an approved tag anywhere but on the farm of origin where the animal died shall

    • (a) collect enough information about the carcass to enable the origin to be traced, including, if it is known by that person,

      • (i) the site from which the carcass was removed and the date when the carcass was removed from that place, and

      • (ii) the name and address of the owner or person having the possession, care or control of the carcass when it was removed from that place; and

    • (b) report that information to the responsible administrator within 30 days after disposing of the carcass.

  • (3) An organization that manages an animal identification system shall, if it receives the information referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(a), report that information to the responsible administrator within 30 days after receiving it.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 14
  • SOR/2010-137, s. 6
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 20

Export

  •  (1) Every person who exports a bison or bovine shall report the identification number on the animal’s approved tag to the responsible administrator within 30 days after the exportation.

  • (2) Every person who exports pigs shall report the following information to the responsible administrator within seven days after the exportation:

    • (a) the locations of the last sites at which the pigs were kept before they were exported and the number of pigs that were from each of those sites;

    • (b) the locations to which the pigs were exported and the number of pigs that were exported to each of those locations;

    • (c) the dates on which the pigs were loaded onto the conveyance by which they were exported and the number of pigs that were loaded on each of those dates;

    • (d) except in the case of cull breeding pigs that are exported for immediate slaughter from a site that is used exclusively for the purpose of collecting animals before they are transported to an abattoir, the identification numbers on the indicators approved by the importing country that have been applied to the pigs and that identify the last sites at which they were kept before they were exported and the number of pigs bearing each of those identification numbers; and

    • (e) the licence plate number or, if there is no licence plate, other identification of the conveyance.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 9
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 15
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 21
 
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