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Parliamentary question - E-009444/2012Parliamentary question

Animal rights

Question for written answer E-009444-12
to the Commission
Rule 117
Diogo Feio (PPE)

Considering the large number of petitions from EU citizens requesting the establishment of an EU legal framework for the protection of pets and stray animals,

Considering the recognised benefit which people gain from interaction with pets, not least in terms of physical and mental health,

Considering the differences in the way animals are treated in the EU Member States, many of which are so bad as to defy description,

I would like to ask the Commission:

OJ C 329 E, 13/11/2013