The National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Mink ensures sound animal husbandry practices in Canada. This Code was developed collaboratively by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as well as the National Farm Animal Care Council.
The code is two-fold, containing both required and recommended practices. Meeting these requirements assure that farmed animals are both well cared for and humanely euthanized. The code covers a broad spectrum of topics, such as housing environment, biosecurity, feeding management, health, welfare, husbandry, transportation, and euthanasia. These standards are based on scientific research and promote sound welfare practices.
We continue to forge links so we can work more effectively to develop a comprehensive program that will systematically and compassionately move the industry forward enabling us to meet the evolving demands of our markets.