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Parliamentary questions
30 April 2013
E-002942/2013
Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission

The Commission is not aware of the type of abuses mentioned by the Honourable Member.

According to Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union(1), animal welfare is taken into consideration only in areas where the treatment of animals may interfere with some EU policies(2), like agriculture or internal market.

Therefore, this matter remains under the sole competence of the Member States.

(1)OJ C83, 30.3.2010, p. 47.
(2)Agriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technological development and space policies.

OJ C 6 E, 10/01/2014
Last updated: 14 May 2013Legal notice