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$500,000 for B.C. Farm Animal Care


October 8, 2009
By AAFC

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October 8, 2009- The Government of Canada is investing more than $500,000 to help
British Columbia livestock and poultry producers share information and
raise industry awareness of farm animal care best practices.

October 8, 2009- The Government of Canada is investing more than $500,000 to help
British Columbia livestock and poultry producers share information and
raise industry awareness of farm animal care best practices.

The B.C. Farm Animal Care Initiative will help establish a new
industry standard for animal welfare in B.C. Working with industry,
B.C. Farm Animal Care Council (BCFACC) is communicating with industry,
the public, and other animal care councils; monitoring animal care
issues, legislation and research results; and promoting animal care
best practices through a series of courses on handling livestock
emergencies and developing regional emergency response plans.

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"Farmers and ranchers across B.C. are proud of their animal
husbandry practices," said Garnet Etsell, chair of the B.C. Agriculture
Council. "Funding this initiative will build on this success and keep
B.C. agriculture at the leading edge with respect to the humane
treatment of animals."

Funding for this project was provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada’s (AAFC) Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF)
program, which in B.C. is delivered by the Investment Agriculture
Foundation (IAF).

For information about new AAFC adaptation programming, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/caap . To learn more about the Investment Agriculture Foundation and the funding programs it administers, please visit www.iafbc.com.