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Parliamentary questions
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18 July 2017
E-004939-17
Question for written answer E-004939-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Seb Dance (S&D)

 Subject:  CCTV in slaughterhouses
 Answer in writing 

Since 2011, all major supermarkets have moved to require the slaughterhouses that supply them with their meat to use CCTV monitoring. However, this requirement is not legal binding and there are still a significant number of slaughterhouses which may be operating without CCTV, which offers an incentive for some to carry out the maltreatment of animals.

Is the Commission willing to back the popular wish for CCTV monitoring to be compulsory in all EU slaughterhouses?

If not, what is it doing to ensure that high animal welfare standards are upheld in all slaughterhouses?

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