Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rabbit code of practice unveiled

The Rabbit Code of Practice is finally out for the 60 day public comment period, says Michelle Sanders of Rabbit Ontario.

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) and the Syndicat des producteurs de lapins du Qu├ębec (SPLQ), working in partnership with other provincial rabbit groups, developed the proposal.

“The public comment period allows stakeholders – producers, consumers, and others with an interest in the welfare of rabbits – to view the draft code and provide input to the final code,” the national organization said in a news release.

“The draft Code and the public comment system are now accessible at: www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/rabbits.

“All comments must be submitted through the online system. The public comment period closes March 31, 2017.

“The Code Development Committee will consider the submitted comments after the close of the comment period, and the plan is that the final rabbit Code of Practice will be released by the end of 2017.”