11:32 pm - Saturday, March 28 2020
Home / News / Amendments to Animal Protection Act Introduced

Amendments to Animal Protection Act Introduced

Government introduced amendments to the Animal Protection Act today, Oct. 9, to make it an offence to abandon an animal.

The legislation will also require a veterinarian’s certificate of health to sell a cat and give the Agriculture Minister authority to appoint organizations or interested municipalities to enforce the Animal Protection Act for companion animals.

“I know animal protection is as important to Nova Scotians as it is to me. Animal abuse is intolerable,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “I am committed to doing all I can as minister to make sure that we have the proper legislation and regulations in place so companion animals in this province are properly cared for and protected.”

Broadening enforcement to allow for municipalities and other organizations, in addition to the SPCA, means there will be a variety of options to ensure the best approach for animal protection across the province.

These proposed amendments come after a number of public consultations. Mr. Colwell met with many groups and more than 300 Nova Scotians provided input for the new regulations. Standards of care for cats and dogs are being finalized and will be fully implemented later this fall.

Source: Release

About Haligonia.ca

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...

unnamed (3)

Significant Impacts To Halifax Transit Service Tomorrow

Release: The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects...

coronavirus

Testing for COVID-19 in Nova Scotia expanded to include close contacts of those tested positive, 811 referrals

Release: Premier Stephen McNeil, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr....

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *