Health of Animals Regulations
138 (1) No air carrier or sea carrier shall take on board for exportation out of Canada an animal affected with or suffering from a communicable disease.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall load or cause to be loaded on any railway car, motor vehicle, aircraft or vessel and no one shall transport or cause to be transported an animal
(a) that by reason of infirmity, illness, injury, fatigue or any other cause cannot be transported without undue suffering during the expected journey;
(b) that has not been fed and watered within five hours before being loaded, if the expected duration of the animal’s confinement is longer than 24 hours from the time of loading; or
(c) if it is probable that the animal will give birth during the journey.
(2.1) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(a), a non-ambulatory animal is an animal that cannot be transported without undue suffering during the expected journey.
(2.2) Despite paragraph (2)(a), a non-ambulatory animal may be transported for veterinary treatment or diagnosis on the advice of a veterinarian.
(3) Paragraph (2)(b) does not apply to a chick of any species if the expected duration of the chick’s confinement is less than 72 hours from the time of hatching.
(4) No railway company or motor carrier shall continue to transport an animal that is injured or becomes ill or otherwise unfit for transport during a journey beyond the nearest suitable place at which it can receive proper care and attention.
- SOR/97-85, s. 76
- SOR/2005-181, s. 2
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