Yukon Animal Protection Bill Advances to Second Reading

Bill 20, the Animal Protection and Control Act, tabled by Minister of Environment, Nils Clarke, advanced to second reading in the Legislative Assembly on October 18, 2022. The new Act would replace old legislation, including the Dog Act, Animal Protection Act, and Pounds Act. Minister Clarke said “[t]he new Animal Protection and Control Act will modernize the Yukon’s animal protection and control system by strengthening animal enforcement, improving animal welfare standards and putting in regulations for animal-related businesses.”