Position Statement

CFHS is deeply concerned about the moral and humane implications of xenografting, which is the transplanting of body parts between species. CFHS strongly advocates the promotion of other alternatives over the development of animal donor programs.

CFHS has grave concerns about xenografting. However, CFHS recognizes that the practice of xenografting is ongoing. Therefore, to ensure the physical, social and psychological well-being of these animals, CFHS insists that they be provided with at least the following:

  • appropriate food, water, housing and veterinary care to meet the species’ biological requirements.
  • appropriate levels of environmental complexity necessary to prevent deprivation, boredom or fear.

When animals are killed, CFHS accepts only those methods and procedures that cause minimal distress to the animals.

Read our position statement on xenografting.