Fur-bearing animals can only be kept with the approval of the Ministry of Environment through The Captive Wildlife Regulations, or with a Fur Farm Animal Licence. All fur farm operators are licensed and regulated according to The Fur Farming Regulations 2017 under The Animal Products Act. Licences must be renewed annually and currently cost $500 a year.
Please contact the licensing clerk at 306-787-4606 for more information or a licence application. Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will be contacted to arrange a pre-licence inspection.
Both the inspector and applicant must be present at the time of the inspection. The inspector may discuss other topics to ensure the applicant has the ability to properly care for the fur farm animals. This could include animal nutrition; emergency plans for escapes, fires or natural hazards; import/export of animals or products; or any other topics needed to gain an overall sense of the type of operation.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to meet the requirements or to make any changes necessary before any licence will be issued. No inspection will occur until the fee has been paid.
Applicants should submit the application form and a $500 licence fee to:
Ministry of Agriculture
Livestock Branch Billing
Room 226, 3085 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 0B1
No new licence will be issued to any person wishing to raise Eurasian lynx. Only a transfer of licence from an existing Eurasian lynx-licensed producer will be accepted. Once transferred, the original Eurasian lynx producer will no longer be allowed to possess Eurasian lynx, as their licence for Eurasian lynx will be void.