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Parliamentary questions
14 September 2010
E-7019/2010
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Ashley Fox (ECR)

 Subject: Animal welfare in Zakynthos
 Answer(s) 

The island of Zakynthos is well known for its natural beauty but several of my local constituents have raised concerns about a less well-known problem prevalent across the island, namely the widespread presence of stray cats and dogs. These animals have been thrown out of homes and due to a lack of interest in caring for the animals they have since bred and increased in number year on year. The animals live in appalling conditions, relying on the charity of local people and tourists.

Please could the Commission answer the following questions:

1. What steps is the Greek Government taking to care for these discarded and ignored former pets?
2. What plans does the Commission have to ensure that the Greek Government takes appropriate steps to permanently resolve this issue?

 OJ C 243 E, 20/08/2011
Last updated: 17 September 2010Legal notice