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Thank you for your interest in the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Rabbits public comment period. The draft Code will be available for review and comment according to the following schedule:

Public comment period launch date: Monday, January 30, 2017
Closing date for comments: Friday, March 31, 2017
Status: Open for review and consultation

The draft Code was developed by a multi-stakeholder committee following the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Code development process. More information on the Code and the development process is available at


After you proceed through this short introduction, click “next” to begin the review. Content from each section of the draft Code is provided followed by a comment box. Read through the section and provide your comments and suggestions in the box provided. If you have no comment select “no comments”. To help facilitate this process, please ensure your feedback is specific, provides a rationale, and, whenever possible, includes alternative wording or suggestions for how to address your concern. Where possible, please use identifiers from within the Code (for example, for recommended practice A – suggestion to change….). You can also cut and paste the content into the comment box and then comment.

You may choose to download or print the full draft version to review before providing feedback. Please note that feedback on the draft Code will only be accepted through this online system.

The Scientific Committee Report is also available. This peer-reviewed report provides a review of scientific research related to the priority welfare issues selected as part of the Code process.

The draft Code is approximately 51 pages. If you do not have time to review the entire document at once you can return at a later time through the web link or by bookmarking this page. Please note that you must provide feedback at the same computer each time and only one person can provide feedback on a single computer. At the top of each page is a progress bar that indicates how far you are in the review process.

Following the public comment period, the Code Development Committee will consider all comments and feedback, revise the draft as needed and submit a final Code to NFACC. The revised rabbit Code of Practice is slated to be released by the end of 2017.

Thank you for providing input to Canada's rabbit Code of Practice.

If you have questions on the public consult period please contact us at

Note: submissions that include profanity will not be considered.

Funding for this project has been provided through the AgriMarketing Program under Growing Forward 2, a federal–provincial–territorial initiative.

All personal identifying information is confidential and will not be linked to any individual comments, but we believe it is important for those making submissions to be willing to provide their name and basic contact information as part of their commitment to producing a quality Code of Practice. We will only use your personal information to contact you if there is a question about your submission.

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