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
50. Unless the buyer has been given prior notice in writing and has indicated acceptance in writing, it is prohibited to sell a domestic animal or allow a domestic companion animal to be sold if
(1)  its imprinting is inexistent or insufficient or its socialization is inexistent;
(2)  it is unable to feed or drink on its own; or
(3)  it shows apparent signs of illness, injury or limiting congenital malformations.
For the purposes of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, imprinting means the process occurring in the early stages of an animal’s life by which the animal learns to recognize the distinctive characteristics of its own species.
O.C. 1445-2022, s. 50.