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Animal Welfare Regulation.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Ceisteanna (77)

Emmet Stagg


73 Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will provide an update with regard to animal transport regulation proposals at EU level; and his policy regarding same. [12040/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The transport of animals is governed by Council Regulation (EC) No 1 of 2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations. The Commission is undertaking a review of this legislation. However it may take some time before the Commission prepares a proposal. A draft proposal developed in 2009 failed to obtain the agreement of the outgoing Commission. I wish to assure the Deputy that I will continue to participate fully in the discussions on any proposals that may emerge to ensure that account is taken of Ireland's interests.