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Parliamentary questions
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17 September 2018
E-004689-18
Question for written answer E-004689-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Roberta Metsola (PPE)

 Subject:  Chaining of dogs in the EU
 Answer in writing 

The chaining of dogs is still a common practice in a number of EU Member States.

However, the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals, clearly states in Article 3(1) that: ‘Nobody shall cause a pet animal unnecessary pain, suffering or distress.’

Can the Commission specify whether it will encourage the banning of this practice in all EU Member States through its animal welfare policy?

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