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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the Yulin festival

Isabella Adinolfi

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the Yulin festival  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas in Yulin, thousands of dogs are trapped and subjected to the cruellest of suffering before being slaughtered and skinned alive for the dog meat festival held on 21 June;

B.  whereas, in the absence of authorised farms, stray dogs are captured and often also removed from their legitimate owners; whereas the festival is a way of spreading diseases such as rabies and cholera, not to mention a profit-making opportunity for organised crime;

C.  whereas at present China, together with Europe, is both a country taking part in the Animal Welfare Standards Project, conducted by the regional OIE Collaborating Centre for Animal Welfare Science, and a member of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and, as such, is required to implement international animal welfare guidelines;

D.  whereas, each year, thousands of citizens worldwide mobilise and call for action from the institutions to put an end to these indescribable atrocities that are unfailingly and systematically documented;

1.  Calls on the Commission to use all its powers to ensure that internationally recognised animal welfare standards are complied with.



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