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Parliamentary questions
23 July 2012
E-007383/2012
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Struan Stevenson (ECR)

 Subject: Illegal use of dog fur in products bought online
 Answer(s) 

Since the comprehensive ban on the cruel trade in cat and dog fur and products containing them entered into force on 1 January 2009, the Commission has successfully promoted various initiatives, such as microscopy and polymerase chain reaction, with a view to detecting fur products and preventing the trade continuing illegally.

Nevertheless, prominent animal welfare societies, such as the Humane Society, have recently warned that products containing dog fur are now frequently being advertised and sold in the US through online websites which are able to circumvent the enforcement initiatives.

What steps is the Commission taking to prevent the spread of cat and dog fur in Member States as a result of online advertising and trade?

 OJ C 228 E, 07/08/2013
Last updated: 14 August 2012Legal notice