Barrister and Solicitor
Legal Writing and Research
Wild Animal Law of Canada(current to 01 August 2016)
Livestock Industry Diversification Act (Alberta)
Note Re Application of the Livestock Industry Diversification Act ('LIDA')
LIDA has is primarily a domestic animal statute, having only limited application to wildlife, as is noted below.
This law bears on the wildlife issues of:
The full current text of this legislation (including regulations) may be viewed at the Alberta statute website.______________________________________
LIDA is primarily a statute meant to facilitate an expansion of the province's food animal base away from cattle, swine and poultry to farming of imported species such as large non-indigenous game animals and ratite birds.
Apparently in order to prevent the statute being used to create private hunting reserves, LIDA specifically provides that hunting big game or a controlled animal (as defined in the Wildlife Act, see that module), or a diversified livestock animal in any 'diversified livestock farm' is prohibited [LIDA 18.01(1)]. There are exceptions for [LIDA 18.01(2)] control of depredation by black bear and cougar, other Wildlife Act-licensed depredation control, and pest control activities under the Agricultural Pests Act (see that module).