Mass Carcass Disposal


Poultry producers are reminded to refer to the requirements for mass depopulation that each species must adhere within the National code of Practice as set out by the National Farm Animal Care Council.


Large-scale emergency livestock or poultry carcass disposal may be necessary for a number of reasons including: floods, fires, tornados, equipment and infrastructure failure, or animal disease outbreaks. As well, if export markets or processing plants were closed to Canadian animals or meat products due to a disease or other trade issue, we could quickly be faced with a humane slaughter situation.