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

Regulations are current to 2017-07-03 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

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  • (3) If an animal bearing an approved tag or an approved tag that has been revoked is slaughtered or otherwise dies at a site, the operator of the site shall keep a record of the slaughter or death of the animal and the identification number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  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2014-23, s. 19]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who disposes of the carcass of a bison, bovine or ovine bearing an approved tag or an approved tag that has been revoked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.

Import

  •  (1) Every person who imports an animal shall

    • (a) apply or cause the application of an approved tag to the animal either before importation or immediately after the animal reaches its initial destination;

    • (b) in the case of a bison, bovine or ovine, report to the responsible administrator

      • (i) the identification number on the animal’s approved tag, and

      • (ii) enough information about the animal to allow the origin to be traced; and

    • (c) in the case of a pig, report to the responsible administrator

      • (i) the location of the last site at which the pig was kept before it was imported,

      • (ii) the location to which the pig was imported,

      • (iii) the date on which the pig was received,

      • (iv) the identification number on the pig’s approved tag, and

      • (v) the licence plate number or, if there is no licence plate, other identification of the conveyance by which the pig was imported.

  • (2) The reports referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) shall be made

    • (a) if a bison is being imported, within 60 days after importation;

    • (b) if a bovine is being imported, within 30 days after importation;

    • (c) if an ovine is being imported, within 7 days after importation; or

    • (d) if a pig is being imported, within 7 days after importation.

  • (3) Paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) do not apply to a bison, bovine or ovine that is imported for immediate slaughter.

  • (4) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to an animal bearing an indicator of a foreign country if the Minister determines that the indicator meets the criteria set out in subsection 173(2) and that the identification number on the indicator can be entered and tracked in the responsible administrator’s database.

  • (5) For the purposes of subsection 175(3) and sections 175.01, 175.1, 176 to 177.1, 179 to 181 and 186 to 188, if an imported animal bears an indicator of a foreign country and the Minister determines that the indicator meets the criteria set out in subsection 173(2) and that the identification number on the indicator can be entered and tracked in the responsible administrator’s database, the indicator is deemed to be an approved tag that was issued and applied to the animal in accordance with this Part.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 10;
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 16(F);
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 22.

Information Obtained by a Responsible Administrator

 A responsible administrator shall maintain a database and other records obtained under this Part.

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 23.
  •  (1) If a person who is a responsible administrator obtains information under this Part in relation to an animal or the carcass of an animal and that animal or carcass was previously located in a province in respect of which the person is not the responsible administrator, the person shall provide that information without delay to the responsible administrator in respect of the province in which that animal or carcass was located.

  • (2) A responsible administrator may allow persons to have access to the information that that administrator obtains under this Part for the purpose of providing services in relation to the database if those persons agree in writing not to disclose the information to any other person.

  • (3) Every responsible administrator shall allow the Agency to have access to the information that that administrator obtains under this Part.

  • (4) A responsible administrator shall allow any person to have access to the information that that administrator obtains under this Part if the Agency advises that administrator that the access is provided for in an agreement or memorandum of understanding that the Agency has entered into under subsection 14(1) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act.

  • (5) If a person (in this subsection referred to as the “former administrator”) ceases to be the responsible administrator for animals of all or part of a genus, species or subspecies that are located in a province and another person (in this subsection referred to as the “new administrator”) becomes the responsible administrator for animals of that genus, species or subspecies or of that part that are located in that province, the former administrator shall

    • (a) provide to the new administrator the information that the former administrator has obtained under this Part; and

    • (b) after receiving from the new administrator an acknowledgement in writing that the transferred information has been entered successfully into the database or other records maintained by the new administrator, permanently delete that information from the database and other records maintained by the former administrator except if the former administrator has the express, free and informed consent of any person to whom the information relates to retain that information.

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 23.
 
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