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Government invests in industry-led animal welfare activities

Guelph, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) - The livestock industry strives to continuously improve its capacity to respond to increasing demands by consumers and markets to demonstrate the highest quality of animal care.
 
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of up to $4.56 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC), on behalf of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), to help update and develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farmed animals. The investment was made through the AgriAssurance program of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
 
The investment will be divided between four activities including:
  • Updating the transportation Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals during transport;
  • Updating the dairy Code of Practice that will address new scientific findings, changes in industry practices and address changes in market and consumer demands;
  • Updating the goat Code of Practice that will respond to growing buyer and consumer expectations for on-farm animal welfare; and
  • Developing a new Code of Practice for farmed finfish. Fish welfare is a new and emerging animal welfare concern for which the industry needs to be able to demonstrate its commitment and alignment with public values and consumer expectations.   
Source : Government Of Canada

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