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Parliamentary questions
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18 September 2012
Question for written answer E-008212/2012
to the Commission
Rule 117
Ashley Fox (ECR)

 Subject: The treatment of stray dogs in Turkey
 Answer in writing 

I have been contacted by a constituent in the south-west of England who is very concerned about the treatment of stray dogs in Turkey. These animals are apparently being rounded up and moved to isolated parts of the country to fend for themselves. Turkey is not a member of the EU, but it does have aspirations to join, and as a member it will have to conform to the very high standards of animal welfare that EU Member States have to adhere to.

Could you inform me as to what measures Turkey is taking to align its animal welfare legislation with that prevailing in the EU, and also what steps the Commission is taking to encourage this country to better protect its vulnerable animals?

 OJ C 276 E, 25/09/2013
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