There is no one correct set of municipal by-laws to create coexistence. As each situation is unique, each set of by-laws must also be unique. Common elements in these by-laws are typically on feeding wildlife, keeping yards clean, education-based responses, investigation of incidents and a requirement for enforcement.
Below is a listing of some successful by-laws from various communities across Canada.
- City of Niagara Falls, Ontario
- Hamilton, Ontario
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Squamish, British Columbia
- Coquitlam, British Columbia
- Chilliwack, British Columbia
Another good resource: BC SPCA model animal responsibility bylaws.
If your municipality has existing or is considering creating wildlife by-laws, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.