Humane transport and animal welfare

Everyone involved in the transportation of animals in Canada must comply with the Health of Animals Act and Regulations. Protecting animal welfare in Canada is a shared responsibility. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, provincial and territorial governments, producers, transporters, industry organizations, and many others each have a role to play.

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Livestock transport

Responsibilities, regulations and guidance to ensure animals are fit for transport.

Compromised Animals Policy

Policy and guidance for transporting compromised and unfit animals.

Protect pets when they travel

Keep animals safe from harm and injury when they travel by land, air or sea.

Horse transport

Guidance to ensure horses are fit for transport and designated border ports for entry.

Cold weather transport

Measures for transporting animals during cold weather.

Hot and humid weather transport

Measures for transporting animals during hot and humid weather.

Transport information for the general public

Regulations to prevent injury and suffering of all animals.

Animal welfare

Provincial and territorial legislation concerning farm animal welfare.

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Fact sheet: Timeline of the Humane Transport Regulations
Fact sheet: Timeline of the Humane Transport Regulations

A timeline from 1977 to 2019 highlighting the many years of consultation that led the CFIA to publish the amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII – Transportation of Animals.

Fact sheet: Then vs. Now – Humane Transportation Regulations
Fact sheet: Then vs. Now – Humane Transportation Regulations

A look at the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII – Transportation of Animals from 1977, when they were first introduced, to the changes made in 2019 to improve the well-being of animals during the entire transportation journey.

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