Health of Animals Regulations
148 (1) No person shall load an animal, or cause one to be loaded, in a conveyance or container, other than a container that is used to transport an animal in an aircraft, in a manner that would result in the conveyance or container becoming overcrowded, or transport or confine an animal in a conveyance or container, or cause one to be transported or confined, in a conveyance or container that is overcrowded.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), overcrowding occurs when, due to the number of animals in the container or conveyance,
(a) the animal cannot maintain its preferred position or adjust its body position in order to protect itself from injuries or avoid being crushed or trampled;
(b) the animal is likely to develop a pathological condition such as hyperthermia, hypothermia or frostbite; or
(c) the animal is likely to suffer, sustain an injury or die.
- SOR/97-85, s. 82
- SOR/2019-38, s. 2
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