Livestock cruelty laws: Ontario moves forward

ONTARIO - Ontario livestock producers and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) may view the issues of animal welfare and livestock cruelty from very different vantage points, but they agree that the current system of enforcing cruelty legislation is flawed. After looking westward, they think they’ve found a solution.
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Ontario livestock producers and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) may view the issues of animal welfare and livestock cruelty from very different vantage points, but they agree that the current system of enforcing cruelty legislation is flawed. After looking westward, they think they’ve found a solution.

ALPS manages an annual budget of almost $1M provided by the provincial government, with $900K going to the ASPCA for inspectors. The remaining $92K goes to cover the cost of an on-call veterinarian who works for AFAC to educate producers and respond to calls on the Association’s farmer helpline, known as ALERT.

OFAC mapped out its course on livestock welfare when the council’s board passed a motion in August 2004 "to approach OMAF with a joint proposal with the OSPCA to develop and deliver a Livestock Protection System fashioned after the Alberta model."

Source: agrinewsinteractive.com

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