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Parliamentary questions
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8 January 2019
E-000050-19
Question for written answer E-000050-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ana Miranda (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Pollution caused by slaughtering foxes in Galicia
 Answer in writing 

From 2011 to 2017, more than 75 000 foxes were killed in Galicia, some of them in officially-sanctioned so-called sports events, placing the natural environment under intolerable pressure, with packs of dogs and dozens of hunters pursuing various species of wild animals.

Fox hunting is carried out using lead ammunition, a practice which, according to a recent European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) report, constitutes unjustified pollution of the natural environment.

Does the Commission intend to promote measures to ban the use of metal pollutants such as lead, in hunting ammunition?

Does the Commission have any data on lead pollution and its connection with the authorisation of championships for the slaughter of animals in regions such as Galicia?

Original language of question: PT 
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