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Parliamentary questions
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30 October 2018
E-005535-18
Question for written answer E-005535-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Rolandas Paksas (EFDD)

 Subject:  Pets smuggling
 Answer in writing 

As the Commission pointed out in its reply to Question E-000420/2017, the enforcement of EU rules on the cross-border movement of dogs and cats (animal health requirements and protection during transport) is a responsibility of the Member States. Although the Commission has taken several initiatives so far to assist Member States in tackling illegal trade in dogs and cats, the widespread organised abuses of the EU’s pet travel scheme are still increasing.

What measures is the Commission going to put in place that safeguard the health and welfare of puppies and the public and eliminate gaping loopholes in the existing pet travel scheme?

When will the Commission draw up an action plan to tackle illegal companion animal movement across Europe?

Last updated: 12 November 2018Legal notice