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.
Services and information
Responsibilities, regulations and guidance to ensure animals are fit for transport.
Policy and guidance for transporting compromised and unfit animals.
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.
- News release: Government of Canada announces changes to humane transport requirements under the Health of Animals Regulations
- Amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations – humane transport
What we are doing
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