Scary but true - Canada has no Code of Practice for farming salmonids (Salmon, Trout, Charr). Codes of Practice are a key part of making sure animal welfare is considered when handling and raising farmed animals. Thankfully, animal welfare organizations are working with the National Farm Animal Care Council to help change that, but we need your help.
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is an organization that coordinates development of the Codes of Practice for farm animals in Canada. NFACC assembles a committee of representatives from the farm industry, food retail industry, humane organizations (us!) and the veterinary community to write each code based on scientific research and public values. NFACC has initiated the development of Canada’s first Code of Practice for farmed salmonids AND YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SAY! A 'comment period' is opening soon - it's a time where the public can have their say in how the Codes are shaped.
We will let you know as soon as the comment period starts if you sign up here! We need passionate people to tell NFACC that fish can feel and deserve high standards of care.
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