Humane Canada™ is deeply concerned about the moral and humane implications of xenografting, which is the transplanting of body parts between species. Humane Canada™ strongly advocates the promotion of other alternatives over the development of animal donor programs.
Humane Canada™ has grave concerns about xenografting. However, Humane Canada™ recognizes that the practice of xenografting is ongoing. Therefore, to ensure the physical, social and psychological well-being of these animals, Humane Canada™ insists that they be provided with at least the following:
- Appropriate food, water, housing and veterinary care to meet the species’ biological requirements
- Appropriate levels of environmental complexity necessary to prevent deprivation, boredom or fear
When animals are killed, Humane Canada™ accepts only those methods and procedures that cause minimal distress to the animals.