To protect the health and well-being of animals, OFA recommends making it an offence to knowingly fail or delay the reporting of any offence under the Act. To ensure instances of animal abuse and neglect are addressed in a timely manner and sources of distress can be alleviated, OFA recommends including a reporting time frame of 48 hours for those witnessing animal abuse or neglect. To deter false reports of animal abuse, OFA recommends that it be an offence under the Act for a member of the public to report a suspected instance of animal abuse or neglect that is frivolous, vexatious in nature or made in bad faith. Additionally, OFA encourages additional specialized training of provincial animal welfare inspectors in livestock and poultry care and welfare. OFA believes that provincial animal welfare inspectors must have specialized training regarding livestock and poultry, including biosecurity, and must be informed about normal farming practices and general farming activities.