The Fur Industry Act regulates the operation of fur farms in Nova Scotia. Specifically, the Act provides a licensing system for fur farming operations, and is applicable to prescribed animals, wild by nature, kept in captivity for the commercial purpose of their pelts.
In practice the Act applies to mink, fox and chinchilla.
The Act provides minimum physical standards of care for fur animals, requiring adequate feed, clean, fresh water, adequate shelter, and the humane handling and destruction of fur animals.
Jurisdiction: Nova Scotia