Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Humane transport regs posted

The federal government has posted proposed changes to humane transport regulations on its Canada Gazette, part I, and has opened a comment period until Feb. 15.

The issue has become a hot topic in Ontario this year because of animal rights protestors picketing hog truckers delivering the packing plants in the Toronto and Hamilton area and because of repeated fines for trucking chickens in foul weather.

In a separate initiative, the federal government is hosting a meeting in Ottawa this week to discuss plant and animal health.

This is in advance of posting proposed regulations early next year.