75. Subject to sections 76 to 78, an animal keeping facility, including perimeter elements, overhangs, wire mesh, electrical wires, the safety zone and the clearance zone, must comply with the minimum standards in Schedule 7.
The height of a perimeter element, such as walls, fences, glass and mesh walls, is measured from the emerged or immerged ground level. The inside height of the perimeter element includes, if applicable, the overhang but the outside height excludes it.
The length of the clearance zone is measured from the perimeter element and perpendicularly to it. If there is an overhang, the length is measured from the end of the overhang.
For the purposes of this Regulation,
(1) “overhang” (surplomb) means an extension of the perimeter elements inclined towards the inside of an enclosure at an angle between 0 degrees and 55 degrees above the horizon;
(2) “clearance zone” (zone de dégagement) means the zone having all the following characteristics:
(a) it is located inside an enclosure;
(b) it is adjacent to the perimeter element;
(c) it is free from accumulations of snow, rocks, trees or structures on which the animal could climb, unless, in the case of trees, they are equipped with a device to prevent the animal from climbing;
(d) the ground level is equal to or lower than the ground level at the junction of the perimeter element and the area;
(3) “safety zone” (zone de sécurité) means a closed space designed to prevent the escape of an animal while a person has access to its animal keeping facility and that has the following characteristics:
(a) it is large enough to allow at least 1 person to enter and close access;
(b) it is equipped with a device that enables to see all the inside of the zone without entering; and
(c) it is constantly locked, except when the keeper has access thereto.