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The Animal Husbandry Act

R.S.M. 1987, c. A90

The Animal Husbandry Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
PART I
RESPECTING STRAY ANIMALS
2 Definitions.
(2) Power of municipal council.
RESTRICTIONS UPON RUNNING AT LARGE
3 Certain animals not to run at large.
(2) Penalty.
(3) Penalty cl. (l)(c) or (d).
4 Liability of owners or caretakers for damage done.
IMPOUNDING IN MUNICIPALITIES
5 Municipal by-laws.
(2) Effect and notice of by-law.
6 Control of animals in municipalities.
7 Publication of notice.
(2) Notice.
(3) Fee $1.
(4) Sale after 15 days.
(5) Disposal of proceeds of sale.
(6) Recovery of deficiency.
(7) Proof of debt
(8) Reimbursement of poundkeeper.
(9) By-law given to poundkeeper.
STRAY ANIMALS IN MUNICIPALITIES
8 Duties of tinders of stray animal.
(2) Penalty.
STRAY ANIMALS IN UNORGANIZED TERRITORY
9 Notice as to finding of stray animals, and removal thereof.
(2) Notice of owner of arrested animal.
10 Notice to minister.
(2) Publication.
(3) Gazette sent to nearby post offices.
11 Owner to pay expenses incurred.
(2) Expenses limited.
(3) Claimant must prove ownership.
12 Settlement of proper amount by a justice.
(2) Fee to justice.
(3) Sale in default of payment.
13 Sale of stray animal not claimed within one month.
(2) Proceedings before sale.
(3) Limitation on compensation.
14 Finder to produce animal at sale and present statement of expenses.
15 Return by justice of the peace.
(2) Finder to furnish information to minister.
16 Payment of owner's money after receipt by minister.
OFFENCES, FEES, AND PENALTIES
17 Fees.
18 Cost of radio announcement included in expenses.
19 Offences and penalty.
(2) Civil remedies of owner not taken away.
20 Confiscation of vehicles for offences under Criminal Code.
(2) Minister may release vehicle.
(3) Minister may direct disposal of vehicle.
(4) Disposal of moneys received from sale of vehicles.
RUNNING AT LARGE IN UNORGANIZED TERRITORY
21 When animals may run at large in unorganized territory.
(2) Other part of Act not to apply.
(3) Action for damages in fence range area.
DUTIES OF DROVERS AND TRADERS
22 Drovers not to allow other stock to follow.
(2) Penalty.
23 Penalty for allowing other stock to remain longer than one night and one day.
24 Drovers responsible for damages.
(2) Penalty
(3) Liability for damages.
(4) Award.
25 Damages in addition to penalty.
PART II
PROTECTION OF ANIMALS MISCHIEVOUS DOGS
26 Proof of knowledge not necessary.
27 Mischievous dogs may be ordered to be killed.
(2) Penalty for default.
(3) Procedure.
(4) Fixing of fine.
(5) Action not barred.
28 Definitions.
(2) Running at large prohibited.
(3) Taking custody of dog running at large.
(4) Application and order for destruction of dog.
(5) Order where dog delivered to authorized judicial officer.
(6) Order for destruction of dog that cannot be captured.
(7) Making of order on hearing of charge.
(8) Costs of custody of dog.
(9) Disposal of dog found not to be dangerous.
(10) Application of proceeds of sale of dog.
(11) Fees of authorized judicial officer.
(12) Defence of civil action.
(13) Effect of dog being found running at large.
(14) Offence and penalty.
(15) Disposal of information and complaint
SHEEP PROTECTION, DESTROYING DOGS FOR KILLING SHEEP
29 Dogs may be killed.
30 By owner or occupant of a farm.
31 Dogs not to be killed.
32 Defence for killing dog.
33 Summons on complaint in writing.
(2) Costs.
34 Conviction not a bar to action for damage.
DAMAGES FOR SHEEP AND TURKEYS KILLED
35 Recovery of damages.
36 Consolidation of actions.
(2) Apportionment of damages.
MUNICIPAL LIABILITY FOR SHEEP AND TURKEYS KILLED
37 Sheep valuers.
(2) Valuer to investigate within 72 hours.
38 Owner unable to recover, municipality to pay part.
(2) Where part of the amount realized.
39 Municipal liability if owner of dog unknown.
(2) Notice to municipality of loss.
(3) Action to be commenced within three months.
40 When claims assigned to municipality.
PART III
RESPECTING BRANDS
41 Definitions.
REGISTRATION OF BRANDS
42 Register of brands.
43 Application for brand and fee.
44 Registration.
45 Allotment of brands to ministers of the Crown.
(2) Use of brands issued under subsec. (1).
(3) Placing of brand.
46 Selection of brand.
47 Evidence of ownership of brand.
48 Minister may publish list of brands.
(2) And require municipality to supply poundkeepers with copy.
49 Evidence of ownership.
(2) Except when brand vented.
50 Use of unregistered brand.
TRANSFER OF BRAND
51 Assignment of brand.
(2) Certificate lost, new one issued.
52 Penalties for misuse of brands.
TRANSFER OF BRANDED ANIMALS
53 Sales of branded cattle.
(2) Statement of transfer of animals to be slaughtered.
CANCELLATION OF BRAND
54 Cancellation by minister.
55 Cancellation of rights to brands allotted under Act
(2) Saving proviso.
(3) Re-allotment forbidden.
REGISTRATION OF VENTS
56 Vent.
(2) Fee.
57 Use of vents.
58 Registration of vents.
59 Penalties for misuse of vents.
60 Use of unrecorded vent
MISCELLANEOUS
61 Searches.
62 Changes in brands.
63 Regulations.
PART IV
RESPECTING INJURED ANIMALS
64 Definitions.
(2) Person deemed to be owner.
(3) Revocation of designation.
ENFORCEMENT
65 Appointment of special constables.
(2) Powers of inspector.
66 Inspection of premises.
ILL-TREATED ANIMALS
67 Impounded animals, taken care of.
(2) Notice to owner.
68 Removing animal for examination.
(2) Notice to owner.
(3) Destruction of animal.
(4) Owner liable for food, etc.
69 Society taking charge of injured animals.
(2) Sale of animal.
70 Examination of injured animals.
(2) Destruction of injured animal.
ABANDONED AND INJURED ANIMALS
71 Abandoned animal.
72 Injury by railway.
(2) Injury by automobile.
73 Exemption from liability.
PART V
IMPROVEMENT OF LIVESTOCK BREEDING
74 Definitions.
AREA FOR IMPROVED SIRES
75 Constitution of improved sire area.
76 Prohibition.
77 Disposal of sires.
78 Regulations.
79 Penalties.
PART VI
GOVERNMENT PURCHASE AND SALE OF LIVESTOCK
PURCHASE AND SALE OF LIVESTOCK
81 Minister may purchase or raise livestock.
82 Sales may be for cash or partly upon credit
83 Purchaser upon credit to give security operative as a Hen.
84 Agreements approved by minister.
85 Male animals sold upon credit to be purebred and registered.
86 Minister may sell animals to agricultural societies.
87 Tuberculin test.
88 Cattle sold to be branded.
(2) Penalty for altering, defacing or venting brand.
89 Regulations.
PART VII
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF ANIMALS
90 Definitions.
91 Humane practices.
92 Disease prevention requirements.
(2) Semen to be disease free.
(3) Periodic submission of samples.
(4) Destruction of semen.
93 Distribution requirements.
94 Licence required.
(2) Director may refuse to issue licence.
95 Technician training and licensing.
(2) Approval of training course by director.
(3) Director may refuse to authorize course.
(4) Technician licence required.
(5) Director may refuse to issue licence.
(6) Classes of licences.
(7) Free choice of semen to be available.
96 Suspension and cancellation of licences.
(2) Dispute of notice to suspend or cancel licence.
(3) Notification of hearing.
(4) Date of hearing.
(5) Action of director after hearing.
(6) Appeal.
(7) Service of notice of appeal on director.
(8) Disposition of appeal.
97 Semen distribution.
(2) Purchase of semen and supplies.
98 Advisory board.
(2) Division of province into regions.
(3) Composition of board.
(4) Term of office.
(5) Chairman and vice-chairman.
(6) Allowance to members.
99 Function of board.
100 Records and returns.
(2) Records to be kept by technician.
(3) Semen inventory.
101 Inspection.
102 Penalties.
103 Regulations.
SCHEDULE A
F0RM 1
ASSIGNMENT OF BRAND
FORM 3
NOTICE OF TRANSFER
SCHEDULE B
FEES PAYABLE UNDER SECTION 9 TO 16