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Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 148 from 2020-02-20 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) No person shall load an animal, or cause one to be loaded, in a conveyance or container, other than a container that is used to transport an animal in an aircraft, in a manner that would result in the conveyance or container becoming overcrowded, or transport or confine an animal in a conveyance or container, or cause one to be transported or confined, in a conveyance or container that is overcrowded.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), overcrowding occurs when, due to the number of animals in the container or conveyance,

    • (a) the animal cannot maintain its preferred position or adjust its body position in order to protect itself from injuries or avoid being crushed or trampled;

    • (b) the animal is likely to develop a pathological condition such as hyperthermia, hypothermia or frostbite; or

    • (c) the animal is likely to suffer, sustain an injury or die.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 82
  • SOR/2019-38, s. 2

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