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Parliamentary questions
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24 March 2017
Question for written answer E-002032-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Davor Škrlec (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Rules on non-commercial movement of pets on EU flights
 Answer in writing 

The rules on pet movement options on non-commercial EU flights have been regulated differently by European airlines. The airlines clearly define the conditions in which a pet can travel together with the owner in the passenger compartment, and when it can travel in the baggage compartment. The EU lacks common regulation of issues, such as conditions in the cabin in which pets not eligible for passenger compartments are placed, the maximum allowable temperature and pressure, taking into account the health and sensitive nature of some animals separated from their owners. Airlines have clearly stipulated their conditions, but the mechanism for controlling the conditions in which they place the animals is lacking.

Is the Commission planning to develop measures, in consultation with the relevant representatives from EU airlines, which will, at EU level and in accordance with the legislation on the welfare and protection of animals, set sanitary and other relevant standards for the rooms inside aeroplanes which accommodate pets separated from their owners? If so, how does it plan to implement them?

Original language of question: HR 
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