Michael Draper is a Senior Manager with Animal Welfare Services, the branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General responsible for animal welfare compliance and enforcement in Ontario.
Prior to joining Animal Welfare Services, Michael was employed in the Animal Health and Welfare Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for fourteen years where he coordinated veterinary inspection and regulatory standards at livestock auctions. During his time with OMAFRA he worked on a number of animal welfare projects including calf health, euthanasia of cattle and swine and participation on the national Codes of Practice for veal cattle, sheep and dairy cattle. Prior to joining OMAFRA, Michael was the Chief Inspector of the Ontario SPCA for five years, and an investigator with the Ontario SPCA for 16 years.
Michael, with his wife and kids, operates a cow-calf and cash crop farm near St. Thomas.