Ottawa, ON — The welfare of farmed animals is receiving increased attention and changes are happening. In Canada, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that sound animal care standards are in place. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a survey to gain stakeholder insights on the Codes of Practice and views on the care and handling of equine. Your participation is important. To complete this 10 minute survey, go to www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/equine and click on survey.
Codes of Practice renewal project*
NFACC is engaging in a multi-year project to renew the Codes of Practice for several farm animal species, including equine. Each species has a lead organization responsible for facilitating their individual Code’s development. For equine, it is Equine Canada.
A key factor for successfully renewing the Codes of Practice is achieving buy-in, particularly from industry as they are expected to follow the Code. This is done through
- having industry initiate the development of their Code,
- ensuring that Code Development Committee members bring a broad range of expertise and industry knowledge, and
- providing opportunities for all stakeholders to provide input.
We want your input
This confidential survey is one tool that will help ensure we get full participation from all stakeholders. You are an important part of this process and your input is critical to updating the Equine Code of Practice. Your privacy will be protected. You will have the option to receive updates on the equine code development process, if you wish.
More information on the Code development process and progress on the various Codes under development are available from NFACC’s website www.nfacc.ca.
* Funding for the Codes of Practice is provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Flexibility Fund (Addressing Domestic and International Market Expectations Relative to Farm Animal Welfare).
NFACC is a collaborative partnership of diverse stakeholders created in 2005 to share information and work together on farm animal care and welfare. It is the national lead for farm animal care issues in Canada. NFACC would like to acknowledge the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) for their role in securing funding for this project. For more information about NFACC, visit www.nfacc.ca.
About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognized by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.