Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is investing over $1 million in projects that will help the livestock industry improve animal care
Guelph, Ont. – The government of Canada is helping to support animal health and welfare.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) says in a statement that it is investing $1.31 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition “to help ensure the safe transportation of livestock, develop emergency management tools for the livestock industry and improve animal care assessments.”
Jennifer MacTavish, the chair of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition, says the organization appreciates the support and adds that the investment will help “develop Canada’s Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals and affiliated animal care assurance programs.”
The Canadian Animal Health Coalition is a non-profit organization serving Canada’s farmed animal industry. The organization is a partnership of cross-sectorial organizations, all recognizing a shared responsibility for an effective animal health system.
AAFC is dividing the investment between four projects. They include:
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