The Canada Mink Breeders Association (CMBA) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) say the draft code of practice for the care and handling of mink is now available for public comment until Dec. 7.
The draft code can be viewed and submissions made through NFACC’s website at www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/mink.
In a release, the organizations said anyone can provide comments and suggestions on the code, but all submissions must be made through the online system and follow the instructions provided.
A scientists’ committee report on research related to mink welfare is also available on the website.
The mink code development committee is comprised of producers, animal welfare and enforcement representatives, researchers, veterinarians and government representatives. The code covers housing, food and water, care and supervision, biosecurity, euthanasia, transport and other management practices for mink in Canada.