In force: 2018-09-06
128. An animal kept in captivity to be rehabilitated must be set free in the wild as soon as it is fit to survive on its own.
The following animals must be set free less than 75 km from the site where they were kept:
(1) an animal belonging to the family canids (Canidae);
(2) a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus);
(3) a striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis);
(4) a raccoon (Procyon lotor).
An animal having been rehabilitated south of the St. Lawrence River may not however be set free north of the River.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, where the site for keeping animals is in one of the fishing and hunting areas 12 to 14, 16 to 19, 22 to 24, 28 and 29 established by the Regulation respecting fishing and hunting areas (chapter C-61.1, r. 34), the animals must be set free less than 150 km from the site for keeping animals.
Before being set free, a black bear (Ursus americanus) must be identified by means of an ear tag.