Alberta Farm Animal Care officially closed its doors as of the first of March.

AFAC was started in 1993 by Alberta livestock producers and over the last 30 years, it's developed into the collective voice of the livestock industry on matters of livestock welfare.

It's also provided an opportunity for the industry to work together to advance and promote responsible livestock care. 

AFAC has been hit hard in recent months, including a lack of government funding. 

According to a statement on its website the Board heard from members and supporters that AFAC and the ALERT Line were important to Alberta’s livestock welfare and organizations.

They looked into numerous funding sources but made the  decision to dissolve the organization immediately.

Work is underway to transition current activities and resources to other partners, including the ALERT Line.

For the full statement from AFAC click here: