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Parliamentary questions
31 October 2012
E-008010/2012
Answer given by Mr Šefčovič on behalf of the Commission

The Commission was not aware of the issue reported by the Honourable Member.

There is no EU welfare rule that governs the keeping of cats. As a consequence the Commission has no specific role regarding the way animals' shelters are managed by the national competent authorities.

With reference to the European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2012 on the establishment of an EU legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals, the Commission will reply in accordance to the rules in force concerning the follow-up by the Commission regarding non-legislative resolutions of Parliament.

OJ C 308 E, 23/10/2013
Last updated: 17 January 2013Legal notice