By Michael Bodenchuk, Correspondent
As this issue was being put together we received word from Canada that changes in Canadian import regulations, which will affect trophy import into Canada, would be put into effect at the Vancouver airport effective July 22, 2013. Notice of this came in an email originally from Vickie Fowler of Ron's Wildlife Services
, a trophy shipping service in Richmond, BC, which was forwarded to us by Tharia Unwin of Johan Calitz Safaris
in Mozambique. The email contained a link to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), where the regulations are posted (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/imports/policies/animal-products-and-by-products/2001-01/eng/1359039786504/1359039919425
The CFIA spells out the requirements for trophies to enter and clear inspection in Canada. In simple terms, trophies that come from countries with diseases of concern (including all of Africa) must either be completely taxidermied (no additional processing necessary) or must be shipped, under seal, from the port of import to a pre-approved disinfection station.....