43. When an animal is euthanized, its owner or custodian must ensure that the circumstances and the method used are not cruel and cause the animal a minimum of anxiety and pain. The euthanasia method chosen must result in rapid and irreversible loss of consciousness, followed quickly by death.
The owner or custodian must also ensure that the absence of vital signs is determined immediately following euthanasia.
O.C. 1188-2011, s. 43; O.C. 1021-2013, s. 11.