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

Regulations are current to 2022-09-22 and last amended on 2021-06-01. Previous Versions

PART XVAnimal Identification (continued)

Record-keeping and Information Reporting Requirements (continued)

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  • SOR/2014-23, s. 10
]

 Every person who is required under this Part to report information in respect of a pig, pig carcass or part of a pig carcass shall keep a record of that information for five years.

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 12

 If pigs are transported as described in subsection 175.01(2) between two sites that are registered as being linked with each other, the operator of the departure site and the operator of the destination site shall keep a record of the following information for five years after the departure of the pigs:

  • (a) the location of the departure site and the location of the destination site;

  • (b) in the case of the operator of the departure site, the date and time that the conveyance carrying the pigs left the departure site and, in the case of the operator of the destination site, the date and time that the conveyance arrived at the destination site;

  • (c) in the case of the operator of the departure site, the number of pigs loaded onto the conveyance and, in the case of the operator of the destination site, the number of pigs and pig carcasses that arrived at the destination site;

  • (d) the identification numbers on the approved tags applied to the pigs; and

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

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 12

Prohibitions

 Subject to section 183, no person shall remove or cause the removal of a bison, bovine or ovine or the carcass of a bison, bovine or ovine from a site unless it bears an approved tag that has been applied to it under section 175.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 4
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 5
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 13

 No person shall remove or cause the removal of a pig from a site unless the pig bears an approved tag or an approved slap tattoo that has been applied to it under section 175.01 or the pig is otherwise dealt with in accordance with that section.

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 13
  •  (1) Subject to section 183 and subsection 184(2), no person shall transport or cause the transportation of a bison, bovine or ovine or the carcass of a bison, bovine or ovine that does not bear an approved tag.

  • (2) Subject to section 183 and subsection 184(2), no person shall receive or cause the reception of a bison, bovine or ovine or the carcass of a bison, bovine or ovine that does not bear an approved tag.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 5
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 13
  •  (1) Subject to subsection 184(2), no person shall transport, cause the transportation of, receive or cause the reception of a pig unless the pig bears an approved tag or an approved slap tattoo that has been applied to it under section 175.01 or the pig is otherwise dealt with in accordance with that section.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the reception of pigs that are transported as described in subsection 175.01(2) if

    • (a) at the time of the transportation, the departure site and the destination site are registered as being linked with each other; or

    • (b) the operator of the destination site, within seven days after the pigs’ reception, reports the following information to the responsible administrator:

      • (i) the location of the departure site and the location of the destination site,

      • (ii) the date and time that the conveyance carrying the pigs arrived at the destination site,

      • (iii) the number of pigs and pig carcasses that arrived at the destination site,

      • (iv) the identification number on any approved tag applied to the pigs, and

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

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 13
  •  (1) Subject to section 183, no person shall apply or cause the application of an approved tag issued under subsection 174(1) to an animal or the carcass of an animal that is not on the site in respect of which the approved tag was issued.

  • (1.1) No person shall apply or cause the application of, to a pig, an approved slap tattoo or, in the case of pigs that are destined for export, an indicator that bears an identification number issued by a responsible administrator in respect of a site unless the pig is at that site.

  • (2) No person shall apply, or cause the application of, an approved tag issued to an importer under subsection 174(2) to an animal that has not been imported by the importer.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 14

 Except as authorized under paragraph 186(1)(a) or 187(1)(a), no person shall remove, or cause the removal of, an approved tag, or an approved tag that has been revoked, from an animal or the carcass of an animal.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 6
  • SOR/2010-137, s. 2

 No person shall apply, or cause the application of, an approved tag from an animal or the carcass of an animal to another animal or the carcass of another animal.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1

 No person shall apply or cause the application of an approved tag to an animal or the carcass of an animal that is not listed in the definition animal in section 172.

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 15

 No person shall alter an approved tag to change its tamper-proof nature or its identification number or to make the identification number unreadable.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 7

 No person shall make, sell or provide a tag, chip or other indicator that so closely resembles an approved tag that it is likely to be mistaken for one.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1

Tagging Site

[
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 5
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 8
]
  •  (1) A bison or a bovine may be transported from its farm of origin without having an approved tag applied to it to a site for the purpose of having an approved tag applied to it at that site if

    • (a) the name and address of the site is on the list that sets out tagging sites approved by the responsible administrator and is published on that administrator’s web site; and

    • (b) an approved tag issued to the farm of origin under subsection 174(1) will be supplied, along with the bison or bovine, by the operator of the farm of origin or, through a prior arrangement with the manager of the tagging site, will be issued and applied to the bison or bovine at the tagging site.

  • (2) The manager of a tagging site shall

    • (a) ensure that the bison or bovine is not mixed with any other person’s animals that do not bear approved tags;

    • (b) ensure that the approved tag is applied to the bison or bovine immediately after it arrives at the site; and

    • (c) keep records, and make them available on request to the responsible administrator, of enough information about the bison or bovines received at the site to enable their origin to be traced, including

      • (i) the names and addresses of the owners or persons having the possession, care or control of the animals before the transportation of the animals to the site,

      • (ii) the dates of the arrival of the animals at the site, and

      • (iii) the identification numbers on the approved tags applied to the animals and the dates of the application of those tags to the animals.

  • (3) The responsible administrator shall approve a site for inclusion on the list of approved tagging sites, on application from the manager of the site, if the manager has stated in writing that

    • (a) the manager understands the requirements of subsection (2); and

    • (b) the equipment and facilities at the site are adequate to enable the application of an approved tag to a bison or bovine without endangering its safety or the safety of the personnel at the site.

  • (4) If the manager of a tagging site does not comply with subsection (2) or (3), the responsible administrator shall remove the name and address of the tagging site from the list of approved tagging sites if

    • (a) the responsible administrator has caused to be delivered to the manager of the tagging site a notice that

      • (i) describes the non-compliance, and

      • (ii) specifies the period within which the manager may rectify the non-compliance;

    • (b) the person has not rectified the non-compliance within the period specified in the notice; and

    • (c) the person has been given an opportunity to be heard in respect of the proposed removal.

  • (5) If the responsible administrator removes the name and address of the tagging site from the list, that administrator shall, without delay,

    • (a) notify the manager of the tagging site that the name and address have been removed from the list; and

    • (b) cause a notice of the removal to be published on its web site.

  • (6) If the name and address of a tagging site have been removed from the list, the manager of the site may reapply under subsection (3) to have the site approved as a tagging site.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 6
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 9
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 16
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 10(F)

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

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  • 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
 
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