Trespassing on farms or other agri-food premises where farm animals are located, and interfering with livestock transportation poses risks to biosecurity and the security of our food supply. The Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020 and its corresponding Regulation 701/20: General, work to protect Ontario farm animals, farmers, food processors, animal transporters, and the safety of the entire food supply by addressing the unique risks resulting from trespassing and from unauthorized interactions with farm animals.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has developed a Factsheet regarding the rules for ensuring the safety of your farm animals and agri-food business from trespassers, and exemptions, including Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
OMAFRA will be offering two upcoming webinars to discuss the contents of the Factsheet:
- January 30, 2023, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
- February 3, 2023, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
If interested in attending one of the webinar sessions, please email SecurityFromTrespass.OMAFRA@ontario.ca no later than Thursday, January 26, 2023.