The following is a summary of the ongoing advocacy work being done by the PIJAC Canada team. Here is what is happening across Canada: QUEBEC The government of Quebec through the Ministry of (MAPAQ) is working towards adopting dog breeding methods that will improve animal welfare in a sustainable way with a focus on disease management. […]
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Rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV-2) has recently appeared in Ontario. Our team has been in contact with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to discuss the issue. While RHDV-2 is new to Ontario, it has also appeared in Alberta and British Columbia previously. The number of […]
Congratulations to the 2022 western region Pet Community Awards Winners. We had an amazing group of candidates this spring, inspiring over 2000 people to vote. What has made these awards even more special this year is that we could announce them live at our first in-person show in 2 years! The pandemic may have changed many […]
The City of Winnipeg is asking for public input on regulating specialty pets (exotic animals). They are asking if you think a reduced list (aka: positive or allowable list) of #animals should be allowed while all others would be banned. This would result in a de facto ban of many common pets (birds, small mammals, […]
If you have not already had the chance to read our latest whitepaper, Canada Love Specialty Pets, please download your copy. It speaks to what a specialty pet is, the growth of specialty pets in homes, how specialty pets are regulated in Canada, and the important role they play in pet families.
New Requirements & Certificates Needed Notice from the CFIA: Please note that the European Union (EU) has implemented new import requirements and commercial export certificates for dogs, cats and ferrets traveling to the EU for the purposes of transiting the EU, commercial movements, and non-commercial movements of more than 5 animals. These changes are effective January […]
Further to our December 7th article explaining the discussions in Winnipeg regarding what types of specialty pets citizens should be allowed to care for, the Winnipeg Protection, Community Services and Parks Committee met on December 7th. The Committee granted an extension to Animal Services for submitting recommendations to update the Responsible Pet Ownership Proposal. An […]
PIJAC Canada’s annual general meeting took place on Monday, officially welcoming three new directors and thanking two long-term departing directors. We are pleased to present your Board of Directors for 2022. Departures Mike Campbell of MarCam Pet Nutrition (Ontario) has completed his final term this year after 8 years on the Board. Thorough out his […]
Winnipeg Families Unite – Protect All Pets Winnipeg Animal Services is considering instituting the most restrictive pet owning legislation the city has ever seen. This would make Winnipeg the least pet friendly community in the country. 1. Go to page 13: winnipeg.ca/RPObylaw to see if your pet will be banned. 2. Tell your councillor how […]
Animal welfare is everyone’s business™ We applaud the animal and human welfare safety issues outlined in the three main political party platforms (Liberal, Conservative and NDP). As the voice for the Canadian pet industry since 1988, we have spent the last 3 decades engaged in these issues. We truly appreciate your interest in this topic […]
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