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Parliamentary questions
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30 January 2014
Question for written answer E-000940-14
to the Commission
Rule 117
Angelika Werthmann (ALDE)

 Subject:  Castration and vaccination of stray animals
 Answer in writing 

The number of stray animals is increasing rapidly in many Member States. These animals spread diseases and epidemics which may also be dangerous to humans. Castration of strays would prevent uncontrolled breeding of the animals. Furthermore, vaccination of the abandoned animals should at the same time stem the outbreak of diseases as well as the infestation of parasites.

1. What projects and measures are there in the EU for bringing an end to the uncontrolled spread of stray animals? Where do the financial means for these measures come from?

2. What projects and measures are there in the EU for preventing the outbreak of diseases and parasite infestation in stray animals?

3. Who provides the funds for these measures?

4. Are there other projects or measures which protect citizens from the dangers of diseases which may be transmitted by animals? How are they financed?

Original language of question: DEOJ C 296, 03/09/2014
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