Consultation on Humane Vertebrate Pest Control

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This consultation is now closed. Access the Consultation Summary.

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) acknowledges growing concerns among Canadians about the use of pesticides to control large predators and the unintended effects on non-target animals. The PMRA is consulting Canadians on how the humaneness of pesticides to control predators could be considered during the approval and use of pesticides.

For more information open the full document, “Humane Vertebrate Pest Control”.

How to Get Involved

This consultation is open for comment from 20 December 2018 to 18 February 2019 (60 calendar days).

To comment on this consultation:


As of 15 February 2019, the consultation period has been extended. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by 18 April 2019.

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website on the Pesticides and Pest Management Reports and Publications portion of

If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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