Help protect farm animals in transport

Every year, almost 700 million farm animals are raised for food in Canada. At least once in their lives, the vast majority of these animals will be forced to endure grueling transportation. Canadian standards for transporting animals are among the worst in the developed world—so bad that millions of animals succumb to the stresses of their journey, arriving dead at federally inspected slaughter facilities each year.

Animals in transport spend hours, or even days on end, crammed into crowded transport trucks, without access to food, water, or rest, and without protection from freezing winter temperatures or sweltering summer heat. Hundreds of millions of animals are suffering—and dying—while being transported, supposedly under the protection of federal government regulations. But these regulations are extremely outdated.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has drafted updates to Canadian animal transport regulations, however no draft has been published nor have they opened up the process to public consultation.

This has gone on for far too long. Canadian animal transport regulations desperately need to be updated. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz needs to stop stalling and allow Canadians to comment on new regulations for animals in transport - now!

 

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