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Parliamentary questions
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29 April 2015
Question for written answer E-006898-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Dominique Bilde (NI) , Sophie Montel (NI)

 Subject:  Controls in the Member States on the transport of laboratory animals
 Answer in writing 

The transport of laboratory animals (by road, sea or air) is regulated and subject to official controls under the same conditions as that of other animals by Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations (such as, for example, the preparation, caging, loading or unloading of animals).

This regulation stipulates that animal safety must be ensured, that the animals must be handled without resorting to violence or methods liable to cause unnecessary suffering and that rest, watering, feeding and care breaks must be respected in the light of the needs of each animal species.

1. What is the Commission’s assessment of the information transmitted by Member States and will it carry out controls?

2. How are these controls organised? How and by what organisation are they carried out?

3. In case of breaches, including the use of violence, what penalties and follow-up action has the Commission provided for to remedy the situation?

Original language of question: FR 
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