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Please contribute to the adoption of Written Declaration 26

Places where to sign the declaration:

  • at the desk of registers in front of the hemicycle, EP Brussels
  • In the office PHS 02A30 Paul-Henri Spaak building EP Brussels
Lapste date: Thursday 13 October 2011


 The European Parliament,

– having regard to Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty,

– having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 5 May 2010 on the evaluation of
the Animal Welfare Action Plan 2006-2010,

– having regard to Rule 123 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas, according to the Treaty, animals are sentient beings and the EU and Member
States must pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals,

B. whereas in some Member States, stray animals pose a threat to public health and safety,

C. whereas some Member States are taking extreme measures against stray animals,

1. Calls on the Commission to ensure that the principle mentioned in Article 13 of the Treaty
is respected by the Member States;

2. Calls on the Member States to adopt comprehensive dog population management
strategies which include measures such as dog control and anti-cruelty laws, support for
veterinary procedures including rabies vaccination and sterilisation as necessary to control
the number of unwanted dogs, and the promotion of responsible pet ownership;

3. Ask the Commission to encourage the Member States to introduce the mandatory
identification and registration of every dog, by means of EU-wide compatible systems, in
order to avoid the spread of diseases;

4. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the
signatories, to the Commission and the governments of the Member States.


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