In force: 2018-09-06
4. In the case of an animal listed in Schedule 1, no licence to keep animals in captivity is required for (1) the capture of an animal that, in accordance with the Regulation respecting animals that must be declared (chapter C-61.1, r. 4), is not covered by the mandatory declaration to a wildlife protection officer so that the animal may be rehabilitated by a person authorized to do so;
(2) the keeping in captivity of an animal by a veterinary surgeon for purposes of treatment, rehabilitation or disposal;
(3) the capture, keeping in captivity or disposal of a migratory bird covered by the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 (S.C. 1994, c. 22) by the holder of a permit issued in accordance with the Migratory Birds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1035);
Not in force (4) the keeping in captivity or disposal of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes), arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) or an American mink (Neovison vison) by the holder of a permit authorizing its breeding, in accordance with the Animal Welfare and Safety Act (chapter B-3.1); and
(5) the capture, keeping in captivity or disposal of an animal by a public servant appointed under the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1) in the performance of duties. (6) the capture, keeping in captivity or disposal of an African ostrich (Struthio camelus), an American bison (Bison bison), a red deer (Cervus elaphus), sika deer (Cervus nippon), fallow deer (Dama dama), wild boar (Sus scrofa) or wild yak (Bos grunniens mutus) by an agricultural operation registered in accordance with the Regulation respecting the registration of agricultural operations and the payment of property taxes and compensations (chapter M-14, r. 1), for breeding purposes with a view to dealing in meat or other food products.
For the purposes of this Regulation, “rehabilitation” means the whole process of caring for an injured or wounded, orphaned or sick animal that was captured in the wild in Québec with a view to setting it free again.