Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Small grant for animal transportation welfare

Two backbench Tories were in Waterloo this week to announce a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters.

"The CAHC is very appreciative of this federal government support,” said Mark Bevan, executive director of the coalition.

“Enabling the development of the Canadian Livestock Transport online platform will not only increase the number of CLT trained transporters but it will also allow the industry to develop and effectively deliver other educational programs as well.,” he said.

The two backbenchers are Harold Albrecht of the Waterloo Region and Michael Chong of Wellington County.