Chronic Wasting Disease Management

Year: 2017

Number: 8-17A

Department: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

WHEREAS Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal disease that affects deer, moose and elk populations; and

WHEREAS CWD will continue to spread in Saskatchewan if proper management plans are not enacted; and

WHEREAS there are agricultural practices that may help contribute to the spread of CWD such as wild animals congregating which has the potential to impact agriculture through contamination of grain and grain screenings; and

WHEREAS a proper holistic management plan must be developed through the existing Saskatchewan CWD working group (which includes SARM) and the province;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to support the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) working group with a mandate to develop a proper management plan and an effective communications plan that will help reduce the spread of CWD and other wildlife diseases; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the CWD management plan and communications plan be implemented by the Province of Saskatchewan.

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