Parliamentary question - E-007161/2011(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission

The protection of stray dogs has already been addressed by the Commission in the replies to Written Questions E‑3631/2010, E‑6744/2010, P‑7928/2010, E‑4111/2011, E‑5087/2011 and E‑5291/2011[1].

The treatment of stray dogs in the EU is subject to regular correspondence of EU citizens but as previously stated, since the matter remains under the responsibility of the Member States, the Commission has no power to take particular action in this field.

OJ C 146 E, 24/05/2012