Ontario Farmers Highlight Lack of Enforcement of Farmed Animal Transport Laws

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) amended the Humane Transportation of Animals Regulation in 2019 to require truck drivers to process paperwork showing that animals were properly treated (fed, watered, and rested) before boarding the truck. A two-year grace period expired in February 2022; however, the required “Transfer of Care” document is reportedly not being used widely and there is no pressure from the CFIA to begin using it.