S.M. 1991-92, c. 14
Bill 20, 2nd Session, 35th Legislature
The Animal Husbandry Amendment Act
(Assented to July 26, 1991)
1 The Animal Husbandry Act is amended by this Act.
2 Section 1 is amended
(a) by repealing the definition of "animal" and substituting the following:
"animal" means an animal kept in domestication or captivity, including any part of an animal whether it is dead or alive, but not including
(a) a cat, or
(b) a dog, other than a dog that is used to herd livestock; («animal»)
(b) by repealing the definition of "poultry" and substituting the following:
"poultry" means any variety of fowl kept to produce meat or eggs for sale for human consumption, and includes the breeding stock of that fowl. («volaille»)
3 Subsection 2(2) is amended by striking out "herder" and substituting "person".
4 Subsection 3(3) is amended by adding "not less than 20 days or more than 2 months" at the end of the subsection.
5 The heading "SHEEP PROTECTION, DESTROYING DOGS FOR KILLING SHEEP" preceding section 29 is repealed and "DOGS THAT KILL OR INJURE ANIMALS OR POULTRY" is substituted.
6 Sections 35 to 38 are repealed and the following is substituted:
35(1) At the request of an owner whose animals or poultry are killed or injured by a dog, or at the request of an insurer of the owner, the minister may appoint a valuer who shall
(a) within 48 hours of being appointed, investigate the matter; and
(b) within a further 10 days,
(i) report to the minister respecting the amount and extent of the owner's loss, and
(ii) provide a copy of the report to the owner and to the insurer.
Notice to minister of loss
35(2) A request cannot be made under subsection (1) unless the owner notifies the minister of the loss within 24 hours after the owner discovers the animals or poultry that have been killed or injured.
Section 41 amended
7 Section 41 is amended by repealing the definitions of "brand" and "identification brand" and substituting the following:
"brand" means a letter, numeral or symbol permanently marked or to be marked on an animal to indicate ownership and includes any method of marking animals prescribed by regulation for the purpose of this Part and the regulations; («marque»)
"identification brand" means a letter, numeral or symbol permanently marked or to be marked on an animal for a purpose other than to indicate ownership and includes any method of marking animals prescribed by regulation for the purpose of this Part or the regulations; («marque d'identification»)
8 The heading "REGISTRATION OF VENTS" preceding section 56 is repealed and "MISCELLANEOUS" is substituted.
9 The following is added after subsection 56(4):
56(5) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may prescribe additional duties to be performed by an inspector.
10 The heading "MISCELLANEOUS" preceding section 61 is struck out.
11 Section 63 is repealed and the following is substituted:
63 The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) respecting the branding of animals including
(i) the types of brands to be used and the location of brands on animals, and the regulations may prescribe different types of brands and different locations for different kinds or classes of animals, and
(ii) the kinds or classes of animals that must be branded in all or part of the province;
(b) prescribing methods of marking animals for the purpose of the definition of "brand" and "identification brand";
(c) prescribing the duties of inspectors;
(d) respecting the inspection of animals by an inspector and the issuance of an inspection certificate;
(e) prescribing forms required under this Part;
(f) prescribing fees payable under this Part, including fees that are payable for inspection or other services under this Part or the regulations.
12 Section 85 is amended
(a) in the section heading, by striking out "animals" and substituting "livestock"; and
(b) by striking out "Every entire male animal" and substituting "All entire male livestock".
13 Section 86 is amended by striking out "animals" and substituting "livestock" in both the section heading and the section.
14 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.