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Wild Animal Law in Canada

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Highway Traffic Act (PEI)

(current to 15 May 2016)
Note Re Application of the Highway Traffic Act ('HTA')

The HTA applies within the province of Prince Edward Island. It has only two provisions that can relate to wild animals.

This law bears on the wildlife issues of:
  • PROTECTION
The full current text of this legislation (including regulations) may be viewed at the Prince Edward Island statute website.
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The Highway Traffic Act, while regulating domestic animals being ridden or used in haulage on roads, has two provisions that can bear on wildlife. These provisions require that a person "shall control the speed of the vehicle on a highway so that he may avoid collision with persons, vehicles or conveyances, animals or obstacles on entering the highway" [HTA 176], and that a "driver of a motor vehicle shall, when upon a highway and approaching or passing an animal, exercise reasonable precaution to avoid injuring the animal" [HTA 203].


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