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Parliamentary questions
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5 January 2015
E-000018-15
Question for written answer E-000018-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Tomáš Zdechovský (PPE)

 Subject:  Measures regulating the keeping of domestic animals
 Answer in writing 

When domestic animals are kept in the Czech Republic, instances of maltreatment have been recorded and of animals being kept in inadequate conditions. Institutions known as domestic animal breeding centres, especially for dogs, are a problem not only for the Czech Republic, but also for other EU countries, specifically, for example, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria. The animals are often kept without adequate food, they lack the necessary veterinary care and many animals die as a result of such maltreatment.

The question therefore arises: Is anything being done at European level which would define the conditions for the keeping of domestic animals to prevent bad practices in the keeping (and sale) of animals throughout the EU?

Original language of question: CS 
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