To read the power-point & transcript of the CLRC AGM held in Calgary April 5th go to:

The Animal Pedigree Act in its current form brings an integrity to the Canadian purebred livestock industry. As it stands the act provides a stringent framework under which associations and breed standards are formed. It is deeply concerning that individuals within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada would consider altering or repealing the act.
With regard specifically to rare breeds, there may be huge repercussions. Repealing the act could bring about the dissolution and or splintering of some breed associations -  as a result of that alone there is the strong possibility that the most vulnerable livestock breeds would simply disappear from all registries. Maintaining the conservation list, which is the basis of the majority of the work undertaken by Rare Breeds Canada might be problematic, if not impossible - differentiating between purebreds and "graded up" stock could become a thing of the past.
The list of negative impacts far outweighs the positive aspects in this instance. In essence, there is no need for the Act to be altered or repealed, it has served Canada well. Why "fix" something when it is not broken?

Rebecca Lange. RBC Goat Coordinator & Former RBC Director
Exciting News!! 

The Rare Breeds Canada
Large Black Pig Conservation project
is Up, Up and Away.

A Large Black Boar flies on a cargo West Jet plane from Montreal to Winnipeg!

Jet, Tattoo # B697 a Large Black Boar is donated as part of an effort to re establish the very small population of quality animals of this breed left in Canada today.

Go to Rare Breeds Canada Blog for more details and photographs
Check out these links to discover more about the controversy over NYC Carriage Horses....and what it might mean for working animals in the future.

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