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Parliamentary questions
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14 September 2018
E-004665-18
Question for written answer E-004665-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (PPE)

 Subject:  Protection of animals at the time of slaughter
 Answer in writing 

Five years on, enforcement of Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing varies worryingly between the Member States. In France alone, at the request of the Minister of Agriculture, an investigation was carried out and surmised that 80% of slaughterhouses were found to violate the law.

The most feasible solution mentioned by experts and civil society is the mandatory introduction of CCTV into the slaughterhouses, which would maximise both transparency and citizens’ trust.

In addition, consumers across the Member States are still not able to find clear information about the method of slaughter on meat product labelling, and are therefore deprived of their right to choose.

Does the Commission plan to propose the mandatory introduction of CCTV into European slaughterhouses?

How does the Commission intend to improve clarity concerning meat products, with regard to the meat obtained from non-stunned animals?

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