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Parliamentary questions
6 June 2013
E-006486-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Keith Taylor (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Commission progress on developing an EU legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals
 Answer(s) 
Parliament’s resolution of 4 July 2012 on the establishment of an EU legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals (P7_TA(2012)021) called on the Commission to put forward an EU legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals, including:
rules for the identification and registration of animals;
stray animal management strategies, including vaccination and sterilisation programmes;
measures to promote responsible ownership;
the prohibition of unlicensed kennels and shelters;
the prohibition of the killing of stray animals without medical indication;
information and educational programmes in schools on animal welfare;
severe sanctions to be imposed on any Member State which fails to comply with the rules.

Can you update me on what progress the Commission has made in terms of putting forward a legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals (i.e. timeframe envisaged) and on the individual elements listed above?

 OJ C 47 E, 19/02/2014
Last updated: 18 June 2013Legal notice