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

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 45]

Beehives and Beeswax

 No person shall import into Canada

  • (a) used beehives or used beehive equipment; or

  • (b) bee products for bee feeding unless

    • (i) they are accompanied by a certificate stating that they have been treated in a manner approved by the Minister to prevent the introduction or spread of any disease, or

    • (ii) they are transported under seal of an inspector direct from the point of importation to an establishment approved by the Minister for treatment.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 46.

PART VIIQuarantine of Imported Animals

Quarantine Ports and Inspection Ports

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, every animal imported into Canada may be admitted only at a quarantine port, an inspection port or other place approved by the Minister.

  • (2) Every animal imported into Canada by air from any country other than the United States may be admitted only at Gander, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver or other place approved by the Minister.

  • (3) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, every animal imported into Canada is subject to inspection, testing and treatment at a quarantine port, an inspection port or other place approved by the Minister for inspection purposes.

 The Minister may, for the purpose of preventing the introduction of communicable disease into Canada or into any other country from Canada, require any animal imported into Canada to be quarantined, and the provisions of section 91.4 apply.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 47.

 An animal required to be quarantined pursuant to these Regulations shall be quarantined at a quarantine port or other place approved by the Minister for quarantine purposes.

 No person shall remove from a quarantine port, inspection port or other place approved by the Minister pursuant to section 60 an animal subject to quarantine pursuant to section 59 until the animal has been quarantined by an inspector.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 48.

 The Minister may order the owner or the person having the possession, care or control of an animal imported by or under these Regulations to remove the animal from Canada or to destroy the animal if the animal fails to prove negative to any test for a disease required by or under these Regulations.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 48.

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 48]

 [Repealed, SOR/98-584, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 49]

PART VIIIExportation of Animals, Animal Products and Products of Rendering Plants

[SOR/2006-147, s. 16]

General

  •  (1) Subject to this Part, no person shall export out of Canada livestock, poultry, animal embryos or animal semen unless

    • (a) the person has obtained a certificate of a veterinary inspector or a certificate of an accredited veterinarian endorsed by a veterinary inspector issued before shipment that clearly identifies the livestock, poultry, animal embryos or animal semen and shows

      • (i) that a veterinary inspector or an accredited veterinarian has inspected the livestock, poultry, animal embryos or animal semen and found it to be free from any communicable diseases,

      • (ii) the date and place of inspection, and

      • (iii) where tests have been performed, the nature of each test and that the livestock, poultry, animal embryos or animal semen proved negative to such tests; and

    • (b) the importation requirements of the country to which the livestock, poultry, animal embryos or animal semen are exported have been complied with.

  • (1.1) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply in respect of swine or ruminants exported to the United States for immediate slaughter.

  • (2) No person shall export animal semen out of Canada unless the semen, from the time it was collected, was stored in an animal semen production centre or other place approved by the Minister.

  • (3) No person shall export livestock, poultry, animal embryos or animal semen unless the certificate referred to in subsection (1) bears the mark of the official export stamp referred to in subsection (4).

  • (4) The official export stamp required by this section shall contain the words “Government of Canada — CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY — Gouvernement du Canada — AGENCE CANADIENNE D’INSPECTION DES ALIMENTS” and it shall be applied on a certificate only by a veterinary inspector or a person authorized by one.

  • (5) No person except a veterinary inspector or a person authorized by him shall have in his possession an official export stamp or any facsimile thereof.

  • (6) For the purpose of this section, animal embryo means a fertilized ovum of a mammal before it is implanted into a mammal.

  • (7) Paragraph (1)(a) and subsection (3) do not apply to a regulated animal, other than a porcine, if it is transported directly between Rainy River, Ontario and Sprague, Manitoba via the state of Minnesota by means of a conveyance that has had all exits by which the animal could leave the conveyance sealed by an official of the government of Canada or of the United States.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 16;
  • SOR/83-899, s. 3;
  • SOR/85-689, s. 5;
  • SOR/94-491, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 50;
  • SOR/97-292, s. 28;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 14(F);
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 68;
  • SOR/2001-210, s. 5.
  •  (1) Subject to this Part, no person shall export out of Canada a product of a rendering plant, or a fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food that contains a product of a rendering plant, unless

    • (a) the person has obtained a certificate of an inspector, of a veterinary inspector or of a person authorized by an inspector or a veterinary inspector, issued before shipment, that clearly identifies the product of a rendering plant, fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food and shows

      • (i) that an inspector, a veterinary inspector or a person authorized by an inspector or a veterinary inspector has inspected the product of a rendering plant, fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food, as well as the rendering plant or the plant or mill where the product, fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food was prepared,

      • (ii) the date and place of the inspection, and

      • (iii) if tests have been performed, the nature of each test and that the product of a rendering plant, fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food proved negative to the tests or otherwise met the requirements of the importing country; and

    • (b) the importation requirements of the country to which the product of a rendering plant, fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food is exported have been complied with.

  • (2) No person shall export a product of a rendering plant, or a fertilizer, fertilizer supplement or animal food that contains a product of a rendering plant, unless the certificate referred to in subsection (1) bears the mark of the official export stamp referred to in subsection (3).

  • (3) The official export stamp required by this section shall contain the words “Government of Canada — CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY — Gouvernement du Canada — AGENCE CANADIENNE D’INSPECTION DES ALIMENTS” and it shall be applied on a certificate only by an inspector, a veterinary inspector or a person authorized by an inspector or a veterinary inspector.

  • (4) No person except an inspector, a veterinary inspector or a person authorized by an inspector or a veterinary inspector shall have in his or her possession an official export stamp or any facsimile of one.

  • SOR/2006-147, s. 17.

Rest Period

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall export any animal out of Canada to any country other than the United States unless he has obtained the consent of an inspector if the animal has not been at the place of embarkation for at least 12 hours.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the export of animals out of Canada from an airport.

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 51]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 7]

PART IXEradication of Diseases

Eradication Areas

 Each province is established as an eradication area wherein

  • (a) any ruminant, equine or porcine animal may be inspected, segregated and tested for tuberculosis or brucellosis; and

  • (b) area and herd disease eradication programs are instituted for the eradication of tuberculosis and brucellosis in ruminants.

  • SOR/79-295, s. 7;
  • SOR/79-839, s. 18;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 52.

 Every owner or person in charge of animals in an eradication area shall, when requested to do so by a veterinary inspector or an accredited veterinarian endorsed by a veterinary inspector, permit tests for communicable disease to be conducted on the animals.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 18.
 
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