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Parliamentary questions
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7 November 2014
Question for written answer E-008936-14
to the Commission
Rule 130
Daniel Caspary (PPE)

 Subject:  Pure-bred poultry and the application of Directive 2009/158 /EC
 Answer in writing 

Every two weeks a breed of farm animal becomes extinct. However, amateur pure-bred poultry breeders with micro-stocks are committed to stopping this trend. Unlike large farm holdings run as businesses, these breeders are not motivated by profit. It is to be feared that the above Directive will limit the activities of these breeders and their associations.

In view of the above, will the Commission say:
1. Is it the intention of the above Directive and of the Commission that the sale of pure-bred poultry breeds in other Member States should be banned in Germany, since the required serological tests pursuant to Article 14, paragraph 2(e), are not feasible in practice for the micro-stocks of pure-bred poultry breeders?
2. Directive 2009/158/EC provides, in Recital 7, that ‘specific trade’ should be excluded from the scope of this directive. Do pure-bred poultry markets and the act of selling at such markets by pure-bred poultry breeders constitute such ‘specific trade’?
Original language of question: DE 
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