Learn about Agriculture

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?

snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.

Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics below.

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Transporting Farm Animals

Transporting Farm Animals

Caring for animals during transportation is just as important as caring for them on the farm. 

How can I be sure animals are being transported humanely?

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency oversees the humane transportation of animals in Canada. Every person responsible for transporting animals in Canada must ensure that the entire transportation process including loading, transit, and unloading animals doesn’t cause injury, pain, or suffering. It’s illegal to do anything that would cause pain and suffering to an animal at any point in the transportation process – and could result in a fine and/or jail sentence!

Websites to Investigate This Topic Further

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Photo Credits

  • Cattle transport truck, Page 1 – Canada Beef 
  • Loading pigs onto a truck, Page 2 – Farm & Food Care Photo Library

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