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PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007710-16 Live animal transport issues at the Bulgarian-Turkish border. On 16 May 2016 the Commission received a formal complaint from the law firm Conte & Giacomini on behalf of the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) against Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy and Greece for failing to monitor the correct application of the provisions of (EC) Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007710-16 Live animal transport issues at the Bulgarian-Turkish border

At the end of June, the Director for Crisis Management at DG SANTE reacted to this formal complaint by sending a letter to the EU Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) and EU transporters highlighting the concerns about the transport conditions of live animals to third countries. However, this letter has had no effect. Compelling new investigations carried out by the AWF and reports by Animals’ Angels show evidence that the situation is deteriorating and that infringements of Regulation 1/2005 regularly occur. How does the Commission intend to address this problem? PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007392-16 Transporting live animals and putting an end to animal suffering. Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22 December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport came into force on 25 January 2005.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007392-16 Transporting live animals and putting an end to animal suffering

The objective of the regulation is to spare live animals unnecessary injuries and suffering when they are being transported between Member States. The primary provisions of the regulation, however, are the logistics of transporting animals. According to a report published by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, 17 967 journeys involving live animals from the EU, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway to Austria were registered in the Commission’s TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) online database in 2014. Over the same period, 11 692 journeys were made from Austria to the EU, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway. For the animals, long journeys cause high levels of stress, which in turn result in injuries and deaths. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 23/06/16 Proposition de résolution du Parlement européen sur le transport des animaux. Le Parlement européen, – vu l'article 133 de son règlement,

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 23/06/16 Proposition de résolution du Parlement européen sur le transport des animaux

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005182-16 Long-distance transport of live animals. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002213-16 Trade in animals leaving the EU. According to the new report by the Animal Welfare Foundation, from 2010 to 2014, 1.5 million sheep and cattle were exported from EU to Turkey.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002213-16 Trade in animals leaving the EU

Huge numbers of transported animals are being held on the Turkish border for days at a time, stuck on overcrowded livestock trucks with little or no space to move or even lie down comfortably. In the heat of the summer there is no shade at the border zone and animals are left to overheat on the trucks. There are no proper water facilities and dehydration is a frequent problem which sometimes leads to a prolonged and painful death.

Sick animals receive no treatment and the dead are often left on board the trucks among the other suffering animals. According to the regulation (EC) 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport, animals must be protected from extreme weather conditions and water, feed and rest must be offered to the animals at suitable intervals and must be appropriate in quality and quantity to their species and size. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005934-16 Animal welfare during transport and slaughter. On 5 July 2016, Parliament adopted an own-initiative report on a new forward-looking and innovative future strategy for trade and investment, which shows that a majority of MEPs are opposed to opening up new markets for live animals from the EU.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005934-16 Animal welfare during transport and slaughter

That rightly brings the debate into focus, given that harmful impact on animal welfare has already been demonstrated more than once. 1. In its answers to questions E-004943/2015 and E-014583/2015 the Commission acknowledges that there are serious animal welfare problems in connection with the export of live animals to the Middle East. The Commission states that it is supporting Member States in bringing application of Regulation No 1/2005 into line with the Court of Justice judgment in Case C-424/13.

Can the Commission provide a specific update on this streamlining process? 2. 3. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-003801-16 Transport of live animals from EU to Turkey. Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 lays down rules on the protection of animals during transport.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-003801-16 Transport of live animals from EU to Turkey

European Court of Justice judgment C-424/13 states that protection for animals under EC law does not stop at the outer borders of the EU. This month, four trucks loaded with EU calves were stuck at the veterinary border control station in Turkey, two of them for as long as 11 days. This caused immense suffering to the calves trapped inside the vehicles, as they were not able to be unloaded or properly supplied with food and water. The rules concerning maximum travelling time and the mandatory unloading of animals for food, water and rest were repeatedly violated, putting the calves' lives at risk. The Member States of dispatch (Bulgaria and the Czech Republic) did not take any measures to limit the enormous distress to the animals (return or slaughter, for instance). PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000015-16 Continued failure by Member States to enforce compliance during live animal exports to third countries. A judgment by the European Court of Justice in the ‘Zuchtvieh’ case rules that when animals are exported to countries outside the EU, Regulation 1/2005 continues to apply even after the animals have left the EU.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000015-16 Continued failure by Member States to enforce compliance during live animal exports to third countries

According to the ruling, Competent Authorities should make sure that they only approve exports that show how the regulation will be complied with throughout the journey. Currently Member States are not doing enough to factor in lack of compliance in third countries when approving exports. For example, cattle exported to Turkey are often delayed in customs at the border for several days.

They are held on trucks in appalling conditions in high temperatures without proper access to water. The consignments are not given a 24-hour rest before leaving the EU despite exporters being aware of these risks. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-006515-15 Transport of animals. Problems are constantly occurring with the enforcement of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-006515-15 Transport of animals

A serious road accident recently occurred on the A10 in Carinthia, involving a Dutch animal transporter with more than 2 000 small animals on board. Apart from the fear suffered by the animals, the lack of adequate monitoring was in evidence: the Dutch animal transporter did not have valid consignment documents for the journey. 1. The most recent Commission report on the impact of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 dates from 2011 (COM(2011)0700). In it, the Commission attaches particular importance to enforcement of the regulation. 2. 3. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004943-15 Export of live animals to countries outside Europe. JOUE 21/12/10 Transport de chevaux destinés à l'abattage dans l'Union européenneDéclaration du Parlement européen du 25 février. Journal officiel de l'Union européenne doi:10.3000/17252431.C_2010.348.fra 53e année 21 décembre 2010. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 23/05/13 Transport des animaux de compagnie: des règles plus simples.

Une nouvelle législation sur le transport des animaux à des fins non commerciales, faisant l'objet d'un accord avec le Conseil des ministres, a reçu le soutien du Parlement ce jeudi.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 23/05/13 Transport des animaux de compagnie: des règles plus simples

Voyager avec des animaux de compagnie sera plus facile, et les conditions sanitaires resteront garanties. L'information en ligne et la documentation pour les propriétaires sera clarifiée. Les propriétaires doivent s'assurer que la vaccination antirabique de leur animal est encore valable. Les jeunes animaux âgés de 12 à 16 semaines ayant été vaccinés, mais pas encore immunisés, seront autorisés à voyager. "Il y a 64 millions de chats et 66 millions de chiens dans l'UE. E-005112/2011 Bien-être des animaux pendant le transport. E-9622/2010 Violation des dispositions du règlement (CE) nº 1/2005 relatif à la protection des animaux pendant le transport.

L'article 25 du règlement (CE) nº 1/2005 relatif à la protection des animaux pendant le transport dispose que «les États membres établissent les règles concernant les sanctions applicables aux violations des dispositions du présent règlement et prennent toutes les mesures nécessaires pour assurer leur application.

E-9622/2010 Violation des dispositions du règlement (CE) nº 1/2005 relatif à la protection des animaux pendant le transport

Les sanctions ainsi prévues doivent être effectives, proportionnées et dissuasives». Toutefois, les rapports des ONG révèlent que, dans certains pays, les vétérinaires officiels ou les forces de police n'ont pas le droit de sanctionner sur place dans des cas de violation et rédigent simplement un procès-verbal transmis à la justice pour qu'elle en assure le suivi et prenne la décision d'imposer une amende financière. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN – Réponse à question: E-009443/2011 Le transport d'animaux d'élevage au sein de l'Union européenne. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-008550/2012 Animal Transport — Number of animals inspected during transport in Spain. According to the ‘Annual report on the protection of animals during transport’(1) provided by the Spanish authorities to the European Commission in 2010, only 0.21 % of animals (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and equidae) transported within, to and from Spain were checked by the Spanish authorities for compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport, i.e., out of a total of 101 324 215 million animals only 214 236 were physically checked.

This percentage of physical checks is entirely insufficient to guarantee an acceptable level of animal protection during transport, especially in consideration of the fact that 40.67 % of animal transports checked on the road in Spain were found to be in violation of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005. As is well known and largely documented, long-distance journeys in particular have negative consequences for the animals’ welfare. 1. 2. 3. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005618/2012 Enforcement of EU legislation on animal transport in Greece. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005042-14 Subject: Animals in planes. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 12/12/12 Résolution du Parlement européen du 12 décembre 2012 sur la protection des animaux pendant le transp.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 11/10/12 Les règles sur le transport des animaux doivent être correctement mises en œuvre. Les États membres de l'UE doivent agir davantage en vue d'améliorer le bien-être des animaux en transit en mettant en œuvre les règles, en contrôlant la durée des voyages et en imposant des sanctions dissuasives aux contrevenants, affirment les députés de la commission de l'agriculture dans une résolution adoptée ce jeudi. Afin de raccourcir les voyages vers les abattoirs, l'UE devrait également promouvoir le recours aux abattoirs locaux et envisager une limite européenne de 8 heures de trajet.

"Les transports sur de longues distances font souffrir les animaux et augmentent les coûts pour les consommateurs. Contrairement à la Commission européenne, nous estimons que les exigences relatives au transport des animaux doivent faire l'objet d'actions immédiates, en particulier en vue de réduire le nombre d'animaux transportés et la durée du transport", a déclaré le rapporteur Janusz Wojciechowski (ECR, PL). La résolution a été adoptée par 31 voix pour, 4 voix contre et 3 abstentions. Contexte.