In a follow up to our consultation with the BC government this past April, provincial representatives reached out
to CKC this week seeking further engagement regarding the development of animal welfare laws that target irresponsible breeders.
Discussions focused on the preliminary outcome of stakeholder outreach and the value that CKC brings to the table. The BC government was particularly pleased by the high engagement and valuable input from CKC member breeders during the consultation process. View the BC Consultation Summary Report for the Dog and Cat Breeding Industry in B.C.
CKC maintains that licensing and registration may provide an unnecessary burden to CKC members in terms of cost, duplication and an extra layer of governance, and discussed opportunities that would recognize and reward CKC member breeders.
Ultimately, we are encouraged by the feedback from the BC government and further engagement with our reliable and respected subject matter experts for the province‘s future plans. We have also contacted the BC SPCA regarding these recent developments and will continue to maintain an open dialogue, in support of responsible breeders.
Please watch for updates as more information becomes available.