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Parliamentary questions
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29 March 2019
E-001551-19
Question for written answer E-001551-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Fredrick Federley (ALDE)

 Subject:  Mass killing of hunting dogs in Spain
 Answer in writing 

As I am sure the Commission will be aware, the situation regarding retired hunting dogs in Spain is horrific, as they are basically left to die. This suffering and ill-treatment is unacceptable. Although companion animals are not protected under EC law, the Treaties recognise all animals as sentient beings, and EU legislation should therefore pay the utmost regard to the welfare requirements of animals.

Does the Commission intend to propose legislation on the welfare of companion animals?

When does the Commission intend to present a new animal welfare strategy?

Last updated: 9 April 2019Legal notice