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Parliamentary questions
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30 March 2015
E-004943-15
Question for written answer E-004943-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Marlene Mizzi (S&D)

 Subject:  Export of live animals to countries outside Europe
 Answer in writing 

When EU animals are exported live to countries outside the EU they are no longer protected by European animal welfare law. Investigations by Compassion in World Farming into slaughter in the Middle East have shown that animals are beaten and tied up and have their throats stabbed and hacked at while they are fully conscious.

Can the Commission clarify what measures have been taken to protect exported animals against abuse and cruel treatment in countries outside the EU?

Is the Commission considering taking urgent action to stop this animal trade?

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