Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CFIA releases documents on dead puppies

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released some, but far from all, documents related to a shipment of about 500 French bulldog puppies that included 35 that were dead.

The shipment of breeding stock came from the Ukraine in late June.

The CFIA censored a number of pages of the documents it has on file related to the shipment.

One question posed by a reporter at the time remains unanswered in the documents: how many similar shipments have there been this year?

The documents also reveal that the CFIA scrambled to try to answer that question, involving dozens of officials and a number of separate bureaucratic divisions.