Provincial Laws

Provinces have the primary responsibility for the protection of animals, including their on-farm conditions. Provincial legislation is described in Provincial and Territorial Legislation Concerning Farm Animal Welfare by CFIA. This provides a comprehensive summary of Canada’s legislative and voluntary animal welfare standards.



The FACs groups prepared a summary report in 2013 outlining how farm animal welfare enforcement is conducted throughout Canada. Legislative changes are on-going and are considered accurate at the time of writing. Content includes:

  • Federal Legislation
  • Use of Criminal Code
  • Provincial Animal Welfare Acts
  • How Animal Protection is Enforced
  • Funding of Enforcement
  • Enforcement Stats
  • Provincial Animal Protection Legislation
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