B-3.1 - Animal Welfare and Safety Act

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21. Unless the buyer has been given prior notice in writing and has indicated their acceptance in writing, no holder of a permit required under section 20 may sell a domestic animal or allow a domestic 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.
2015, c. 35, s. 7.