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Animal laws at national level - Canada
(anti-cruelty, protection and welfare)

Criminal Code, §446



Code civil of Quebec
898.1. Les animaux ne sont pas des biens. Ils sont des êtres doués de sensibilité et ils ont des impératifs biologiques. Outre les dispositions des lois particulières qui les protègent, les dispositions du présent code et de toute autre loi relatives aux biens leur sont néanmoins applicables.

898.1. Animals are not things. They are sentient beings and have biological needs. In addition to the provisions of special Acts which protect animals, the provisions of this Code and of any other Act concerning property nonetheless apply to animals.

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