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Parliamentary questions
11 June 2010
E-2914/2010
Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission

There is no EU legislation concerning the protection of dogs as companion animals, except when transported in the framework of an economic activity(1). Therefore, in line with the principle of subsidiarity, it is for Member States to address this issue.

The European Convention of the Protection of Pet Animals has been prepared and adopted under the aegis of the Council of Europe, which is not part of the EU institutions. The Commission has, therefore, no say on the implementation of such Convention by the Member States.

(1)See Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport (OJ L 3, 5.1.2005, p. 1).

OJ C 138 E, 07/05/2011
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