Stray Animals Act Review Committee

Res #: 12-04A
Number: 12
Year: 2004
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No

Resolution No. 12-04A

WHEREAS, difficulties are being experienced in dealing with The Stray Animals Act, particularly in situations where livestock owners repeatedly allow their cattle to unlawfully run at large causing damage to property and posing a hazard while these animals are at large on municipal roads and provincial highways; and

WHEREAS, the fees and other compensation payable for services performed pursuant to the Act should be expanded to include all reasonable charges (i.e. use of horses and riders, rental of portable corrals, etc. where these strays are restrained and the proprietor has no reasonable means to capture, or facilities to hold the strays); and

WHEREAS, there is need for The Stray Animal Act and Regulations to be a more effective tool in dealing with the unlawful running at large of animals;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that, as in 1996, a Stray Animals Review Committee be appointed to review and make recommendations for changes to The Stray Animal Act and Regulations in consultation with industry, appropriate government departments, rural municipalities and other stakeholders.

Response from Honourable Mark Wartman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization:

Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization is reviewing the Regulations put in place under The Stray Animals Act, to ensure they are meeting the current needs of industry. We will fully consult with all stakeholders on this issue, including SARM.