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Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 153 from 2006-03-22 to 2020-02-19:

  •  (1) No person shall transport or cause to be transported animals aboard a vessel

    • (a) on more than three decks, unless any additional deck is specially fitted for the transportation of animals;

    • (b) on a deck exposed to the weather, except in a container or in an enclosure forming part of the structure of the vessel;

    • (c) on a deck structure not suited for the transportation of animals;

    • (d) in a part of the vessel where their presence would interfere with the management, ventilation, operation or safety of the vessel;

    • (e) on a hatch above a compartment containing other animals; or

    • (f) on a hatch, if there is no other access to the space below.

  • (2) Every sea carrier shall ensure that

    • (a) no freight or feed for animals is loaded on a hatch above a compartment containing animals;

    • (b) a space of not less than 12.96 square metres (144 square feet) is kept free and clear at all times on a hatch on which animals are transported; and

    • (c) passageways are provided to permit the care and feeding of animals in holds and compartments.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 36
  • SOR/97-85, s. 83
  • SOR/98-409, s. 14(F)

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