Torrey Pines Stable Inc. Fined for an Offence under the Health of Animals Act

January 25, 2013, Guelph: On December 20, 2012, a conviction was registered in the Ontario Court of Justice in the Town of Perth, against 1389351 Ontario, also known as Torrey Pines Stable Inc.

This conviction relates to the obstruction of Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) officials in the performance of their duties of inspecting horses, contrary to Section 35 (1) of the Health of Animals Act, which occurred between September 22 and October 17, 2008 in the Township of King. A fine order has been entered in the amount of $40,000 as permitted under section 65 (1) of the Health of Animals Act.

The CFIA is responsible for enforcing a variety of federal legislation, including the Health of Animals Act. This Act was enacted to prevent the introduction of animal diseases in Canada. The legislation also regulates the importation and exportation of animals, including horses, animal products and veterinary biologics into or out of Canada.

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