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Parliamentary questions
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22 April 2015
E-006505-15
Question for written answer E-006505-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Marina Albiol Guzmán (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Dramatic number of abandoned pets in Spain
 Answer in writing 

Animal protection organisations have counted many thousands of cases in Spain of pets being abandoned. They calculate that at least 200 000 were abandoned last year. Furthermore, this shocking figure represents an additional problem for the public administration authorities, which have to spend resources on rescuing these animals and rehabilitating them. In this regard a citizens' initiative has gathered over 280 000 signatures to date calling for substantial changes to the applicable regulations.

1. Does the Commission propose to implement any strategy regarding the well-being of pets? 2. Does the Commission intend to draw up a directive to support the fight against the ill-treatment and abandonment of pets?

Original language of question: ES 
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