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Agreement Of International Humane Trapping Standards In Canada

Composite laboratory animals must be healthy and representative of those likely to be caught in the wild. The animals used must not have previous experience of capturing the trap to be tested. limit fishing methods three to five years after the entry into force of the Agreement, depending on audit priorities and the availability of control facilities; and Canada leads other AIHTS signatories in implementing humane fishing standards. The AIHTS definition of human trapping methods “refers to traps certified by the competent authorities, complying with AIHTS standards and used for setting conditions set by manufacturers”. Aversivity can be assessed by trapping the animal in an easily identifiable situation, trapping the animal in the corresponding situation, and evaluating its behavior. To date, more than 200 trap models have been tested and approved in accordance with AIHTS certification standards. Virtually all testing is done in Canada. RECOGNISING that, despite the absence of international humane trapping standards, a number of legal orders have adopted different approaches and adopted legislation to improve fishing methods and the welfare of wild animals; and 2. In the event of a dispute between two parties, each party shall appoint an arbitrator.

In the event of a dispute between more than two parties, parties with the same interest shall jointly appoint an arbitrator by agreement. In both cases, the two arbitrators so appointed shall appoint by mutual agreement a third arbitrator to preside over the arbitration body. RECOGNISING the important research carried out, in particular in Canada, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and the European Community, on the way to the development of more humane and practical fishing methods, in order to assess whether a fishing method is humane or not, the welfare of a captured animal should be assessed. Under the agreement, traps used for the listed species are assessed in accordance with ISO testing standards and must then be certified to AIHTS animal welfare requirements when intended for use in Canada, the EU or Russia. . . .