Information by province
This site compiles key information about animal protection in Canada.
The vast majority of Canadians believe that animals should be able to live without pain and suffering. The Criminal Code of Canada contains animal cruelty provisions. Most provinces and territories have laws that:
A) legally define cruelty as well as acceptable and illegal actions
B) provide some animals with certain protections from abuse and neglect, along with basic standards of care which must be provided.
Provincial animal protection laws also provide the guidelines for how investigations into suspected cruelty must take place. Who is responsible for investigations varies depending on the place and animals in question. This site seeks to compile and clarify significant details about these legal protections and investigations.