Originally posted by Bartman
Im in toronto, what laws are their here?
349-4 2001 - 12 - 06
§ 349-2. Keeping of certain animals prohibited.
A. No person shall keep, either on a temporary or permanent basis, any prohibited
animal in the City.
B. For the purposes of Subsection A, prohibited animals are those classes of animals
listed in Schedule A at the end of this chapter.
C. Despite Subsection A, any person who, on the date of the passage of this chapter,
was lawfully keeping any animal listed in Schedule A may keep that animal until
the animal has died or has otherwise been disposed of, provided that the owner has
registered the animal with the Medical Officer of Health by September 1, 1999.
§ 349-3. Exceptions.
Section 349-2 does not apply to:
A. The premises of a City animal centre.
B. The premises of an affiliate or branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
C. The premises of an accredited veterinary hospital under the care of a licensed
D. The premises of the Toronto Zoo.
E. The premises of facilities accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos and
F. The areas of the City in which professionally produced films are being made by
film professionals and film production companies, and only temporarily during
G. The areas of the City in which educational programs are being conducted with
animals, if the animals are owned by institutions accredited by CAZA or the
American Zoo and Aquarium Association and only while the educational programs
are actually being conducted, provided that such programs be limited to a maximum
of three days at any one location.
H. Premises registered as research facilities pursuant to the Animals for Research Act,
R.S.O. 1990, c. A.22.
I. The premises of slaughterhouses licensed pursuant to the Meat Inspection Act,
R.S.O. 1990, c. M.5.
J. The premises of the Toronto Police Department.
K. Domesticated Ungulates of the families Artiodactylus and Perissodactylus,
Anseriformes, Galliformes and Struthioniformes:
(1) On lands owned and operated by the City listed in Schedule B at the end of
this chapter; or
(2) On lands zoned agricultural.
L. The premises of the Toronto Wildlife Centre.
M. Foster programs under the supervision of an affiliate or branch of the Ontario
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, provided that these programs be
limited to the rehabilitation of squirrels.
§ 349-4. Number of animals restricted.
Subject to § 349-17, no person shall keep in any dwelling unit more than six of any
combination of dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits except that any person who, on the date of
the passage of this chapter, was lawfully keeping more than six of any combination of
dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits may keep those dogs, cats, ferrets and rabbits until they
have died or are otherwise disposed of.
SCHEDULE A TO CH. 349
Artiodactyla (such as cattle, goats, sheep, pigs)
Canidae (such as coyotes, wolves, foxes, hybrid wolf dogs) except dogs
Chiroptera (bats such as fruit bats, myotis, flying foxes)
Edentates (such as anteaters, sloths, armadillos)
Felidae (such as tigers, leopards, cougars) except cats
Hyaenidae (such as hyaenas)
Lagomorpha (such as hares, pikas) except rabbits
Marsupials (such as kangaroos, opossums, wallabies) except sugar gliders derived from
self-sustaining captive populations
Mustelidae (such as mink, skunks, weasels, otters, badgers) except ferrets
Non-human primates (such as chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, lemurs)
Perissodactyla (such as horses, donkeys, jackasses, mules)
Procyonidae (such as coatimundi, cacomistles)
Rodentia (such as porcupines and prairie dogs) except rodents which do not exceed 1,500
grams and are derived from self-sustaining captive populations
Viverridae (such as mongooses, civets, genets)
Anseriformes (such as ducks, geese, swans, screamers)
Galliformes (such as pheasants, grouse, guineafowls, turkeys)
Struthioniformes (flightless ratites such as ostriches, rheas, cassowaries, emus, kiwis)
Crocodylia (such as alligators, crocodiles, gavials)
All snakes which reach an adult length larger than 3 metres
All lizards which reach an adult length larger than 2 metres
All venomous and poisonous animals