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Take action to make farm animal transportation more humane

You told the government about your concerns with transporting farm animals and some of your comments were incorporated into the new law!

Changes to the law don’t go far enough, and there are still situations where farm animals have a high risk of suffering in transport. They need stronger protections related to space, temperature and the length of time they can be transported.

A national standard for transportation of farm animals in under development by the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). Before the Code begins, NFACC is asking what issues you feel are most important.

We know that commenting on these issues can be difficult when you want better protections for animals but are not sure what concerns to bring forward. The BC SPCA is submitting evidence-based recommendations (PDF) to protect farm animals. You are welcome to add your own comments as well as supporting ours.


Please add your support for the BC SPCA’s comments on this important issue.

Please note that comments must match the formatting of the survey from NFACC. This limits each line (other than the last question) to approximately 20 words. The BC SPCA worked with Humane Canada, Canada’s federation of SPCAs and humane societies, and other animal welfare associations across the country to nominate experts to represent animal welfare during Code development. There will be more than 10 animal welfare representatives involved in the transport Code (one for each species and topic). These experts will share scientific evidence and make specific recommendations about these priority issues.

Pigs on transport truck
Photo credit: Jo-Anne Mcarthur, WeAnimals

Learn more about farm animal transport in Canada