Parliamentary questions
21 September 2015
O-000105/2015
Question for oral answer
to the Commission
Rule 128
Fredrick Federley, Catherine Bearder, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Hannu Takkula, Hilde Vautmans, Ivan Jakovčić, Ivo Vajgl, Jens Rohde, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Marian Harkin, Marit Paulsen, Pavel Telička, Petras Auštrevičius, Ulrike Müller, Jacqueline Foster, Janusz Wojciechowski, Julie Girling, Mark Demesmaeker, Rikke Karlsson, David Borrelli, Eleonora Evi, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Isabella Adinolfi, Marco Zullo, Rolandas Paksas, Dominique Bilde, Sophie Montel, Adam Szejnfeld, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Therese Comodini Cachia, Daniel Buda, Elisabeth Köstinger, Emil Radev, Henna Virkkunen, Milan Zver, Patricija Šulin, Roberta Metsola, Seán Kelly, Sirpa Pietikäinen, Alyn Smith, Bas Eickhout, Benedek Jávor, Davor Škrlec, Heidi Hautala, Igor Šoltes, Jill Evans, Keith Taylor, Klaus Buchner, Pascal Durand, Peter Eriksson, Anja Hazekamp, Kostas Chrysogonos, Merja Kyllönen, Stefan Eck, Anna Hedh, Christel Schaldemose, Derek Vaughan, Flavio Zanonato, Jens Nilsson, Jeppe Kofod, Jude Kirton-Darling, Jytte Guteland, Karin Kadenbach, Maria Noichl, Marita Ulvskog, Marc Tarabella, Marlene Mizzi, Momchil Nekov, Neena Gill, Nessa Childers, Olle Ludvigsson, Paul Brannen, Pavel Poc, Richard Howitt, Tibor Szanyi

 Subject: A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020

The Commission communication on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 (COM(2012)0006) has been much welcomed by the European Parliament, as it has set a clear roadmap for actions in the EU animal welfare policy field during the last five years. Parliament was particularly pleased that the strategy introduced many aspects of Parliament’s resolution of 5 May 2010(1).

Parliament appreciates the progress made so far and encourages the Commission to make sure that the action points still outstanding are delivered on time.

Will the Commission draw up a new strategy for the protection and welfare of animals for the 2016-2020 period so as to ensure the continuity and clarity of operations which are essential to achieving further positive developments in EU animal welfare policy?

Will the Commission, as a crucial part of a new animal welfare strategy, prepare a proposal for a simplified EU legislative framework for animal welfare, as called for by Parliament in its resolution of 4 July 2012 on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015(2)?

(1) OJ C 81 E, 15.3.2011, p. 25.
(2) OJ C 349 E, 29.11.2013, p. 62.

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