Yukon Animal Protection Bill Criticized by Industry Groups

Bill 20, the Animal Protection and Control Act, tabled by Yukon’s Minister of Environment, Nils Clarke, is being criticized by industry groups who say they were not adequately consulted before the bill was introduced. Bill 20 would replace old animal protection legislation in the territory and introduce new regulations for animal-related businesses, including pet stores and boarding facilities. Clarke noted that "this is not legislation just for key stakeholders. It's for all Yukoners, both pet owners and non-pet owners."