Humane Canada: Animal Welfare Elevated Since 1957
Humane Canada works diligently to earn our solid reputation as the national voice for animal welfare in Canada. Below are a few of the highlights of our achievements since our organization was founded on August 7, 1957.
Humane Canada works diligently as the national voice for animal welfare in Canada. We are proud to share significant highlights of our achievements to drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of animals since our organization was founded in 1957.
A few of our highlights include:
2023: On June 22, Bill C-47 passed the Senate to become law, which includes a ban on cosmetic animal testing and trade! Earlier this same month, Bill S-5 became law, which phases out toxic chemical testing on animals.
2022: Bill S-5 passes in the Senate and is an act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, phasing out chemical testing on animals.
2020: Launched the “Measuring Progress Toward a Humane Canada” indicators report.
2015: Founding of National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC)
2015: Secured greater protections for police, military & service animals in Canada via Quanto’s Law
2014: Creation of the National Animal Welfare Conference
2007: Revisions to animal cruelty provisions in Criminal Code
2005: Founding of National Farm Animal Care Council
1998: Report to Parliament on amending the Criminal Code
1995: Began harmonizing pet microchipping systems across Canada
1995: Founded National Companion Animal Coalition
1994: Regulations on import of puppies from the US
1980s: Founding of Canada’s Codes of Practice for Farm Animals
1970: Passing of Animal Transport Act
1968: Founding of Canadian Council on Animal Care
1960: Creation of Humane Slaughter Act
1957: Founding of Humane Canada