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Wild Animals of Canada
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Diseases of Animals Act (NB)

(current to 01 June 2016)

Note Re Application of the Diseases of Animals Act ('DAA')

This law potentially bears on the wildlife issues of:
  • HUMAN HEALTH
The full current text of this legislation (including regulations) may be viewed at the New Brunswick statute website.

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The Diseases of Animals Act (DAA) has potential application to wildlife, if and when the provincial Cabinet designates wild animals as being with in the definition of "animals" to which the Act applies, which it has not yet done (at least by Regulation or Order-in-Council). At present only livestock are included in that term, and so the DAA presently only has application to domestic animals.
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