Question for written answer E-009444-12
to the Commission
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:
- 1.Does it intend to take action with a view to harmonising EU rules on the protection of domestic animals?
- 2.Does it intend to create rules prohibiting the killing of stray animals and outlawing illicit kennels?
- 3.Does it agree that making pet owners more responsible is an essential step in the protection of domestic animals?
OJ C 329 E, 13/11/2013