Input received on animal welfare in PEI available in report

Input received from Islanders through the animal welfare survey has been compiled and released in a report today.

The PEI Animal Welfare Survey Report contains valuable input from over 4,000 people and will help government better understand public knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to animal welfare and protection on PEI.

“We are thrilled with the number of responses we received from the public and excited about taking the next steps in animal welfare policies and practices on PEI. I want to thank everyone who took the time to voice their opinion through the public survey, and we look forward to making animal welfare on PEI the best it can be.”

-  Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson

The final report was developed by the animal health and research section of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Land.

“Every animal deserves the best care, and we are encouraged to find that Islanders believe that animal welfare on PEI has improved over the last 10 years,” said provincial director of animal health, Dr. Carolyn Sanford. “The findings from this survey will be very useful in confirming next steps for continued improvement and leadership in the animal health and welfare field across the province.”

The animal welfare survey was available online from December 15, 2020 until February 15, 2021.

To read the report, visit: PEI Animal Welfare Survey Report. 

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Kip Ready
Department of Agriculture and Land

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