January 8, 2019: CBC “All in a Day”, Liz discusses animal welfare in Ontario. Click here to listen to the interview.
The required standards for animal care contained in the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act do not apply to agricultural animals. Other classes of animals, animals living in prescribed circumstances or conditions or prescribed activities, may also be exempt with the result that most animal use activities do not have to meet basic standards of care and are exempt from provincial animal cruelty charges. In addition the Act exempts activities causing distress to wildlife in the wild, including fish; agricultural animals or prescribed classes of animals or animals living in prescribed circumstances or conditions, or prescribed activities.
In collaboration with Zoocheck Canada, AAC has produced a report (previously entitled “New Directions”) that is intended to assist the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional
Services in modernizing and improving Ontario’s
animal welfare system.