Question for written answer E-006667/2012
to the Commission
Matteo Salvini (EFD)
Green Hill is an Italian firm owned by the US-based Marshall BioResources and its main activity is the breeding of beagles for vivisection laboratories.
Evidence obtained in-house speaks of illegal operations such as the use or killing of unregistered dogs and the manipulation of puppies by means of inhalation masks or other immobilising devices to make them easy to use when they are fully grown.
Given that the use of alternative methods is not mandatory under Directive 2010/63/EU, does the Commission think that it should intervene in response to blatantly illegal operations, bearing in mind that the ultimate object of the directive is to protect animals used for scientific purposes?
OJ C 263 E, 12/09/2013