Regulatory Structure

  • Animal Protection Act

    Allows veterinarians to investigate claims of animal cruelty including farm animals.

  • Livestock Health Act and Regulations

    Gives veterinarians the authority to investigate and control disease outbreaks if in the public’s interest.

  • Heritage Animals Act

    Heritage species such as the Newfoundland pony and the Labrador Husky are deemed heritage animals and protected by the act including controls over the export of these animals.

    Allows veterinarians to investigate claims of animal cruelty including farm animals.

  • Meat Inspection Act