B-3.1, r. 0.1 - Regulation respecting the welfare and safety of domestic companion animals and equines

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In force: 2024-02-10
16. Unless recommended by a veterinary surgeon for therapeutic reasons, it is prohibited to perform or have performed the following surgeries:
(1)  tail docking;
(2)  devocalization;
(3)  ear cropping, except as part of a Trap-Neuter-Release-Maintain (TNRM) program for stray cats implemented by a municipality, a veterinary clinic or an animal protection organization;
(4)  onychectomy, tendonectomy, tenonectomy or any other surgical procedure intended to prevent the normal wear of the animal’s claws.
O.C. 1445-2022, s. 16.