Parliamentary question - E-004247/2012(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission

As regard the issues of illegal trade in pet animals and the identification and registration of dogs and cats, the Honourable Member is invited to refer to the Commission’s reply to Written Question E‑008449/2010[1].

Furthermore, in the framework of the EU strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015 — COM(2012)6 final, the Commission will perform in 2014 a study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices.

In the light of the results of this study, the Commission will consider if further actions are necessary in this field with due regard to the principles of proportionality and subsidiarity.

OJ C 160 E, 06/06/2013