The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food released a new draft regulation surrounding companion animal care. The new regulation would introduce a number of prohibitions, including a ban on non-therapeutic surgeries such as cat declawing or dog devocalization, a complete ban of euthanasia by gas chamber, and a ban on the use of pronged collars for dogs. The regulation would also address companion animal breeding practices for cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and companion pigs. The regulation would introduce advanced oversight of breeding activities, a limit of fifty animals kept by any one person, a minimum age for breeding, a maximum number of litters per year, and mandatory veterinary consultation prior to breeding. Owners would also be obligated to provide daily enrichment to cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and companion pigs. Owners of horses would be obligated to follow the National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. Read the draft regulation here (French), and read more here (English).