Motion for a resolution on stopping the capture of baby elephants for export to France and compliance with the rules concerning the transport of young animals

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure on stopping the capture of baby elephants for export to France and compliance with the rules concerning the transport of young animals

Authors: Dominique Bilde, Sophie Montel, Marine Le Pen, Florian Philippot, Steeve Briois

Date: 6.03.2015

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Motion for a European Parliament resolution on animal welfare on mink farms

A motion for a European Parliament resolution on animal welfare on mink farms has been introduced on December 2th by 5 MEPs of the French Extreme Right wing. It calls on the Commission to ban mink farming for fur production in the European Union, thus ensuring strict compliance with Directive 98/58/EC of 20 July 1998

Text of the resolution: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+MOTION+B8-2014-0323+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN

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A. RABITSCH and W. WESSELY "On compliance with driving times and rest periods for drivers in connection with th e long-distance transport of animals", Alpha-Verlag, Germany, June 2012

 
Keywords 
Social legislation, driving and rest periods, live animal transport, animal transport regulation, animal welfare.
 
Summary
The mandatory application of social legislation governing drivers significantly affects the transport of an
imals by road. With the exception of the (shorter distance) transportation of unweaned calves, lambs, kids, foals and piglets, only multi-manning with three drivers permits a journey compliant with the regulations whilst being close to the maximum permitted journey times. The organiser is responsible for making appropriate arrangements for the journey, whilst the official veterinarian is responsible for checking the suitability of the journey arrangements
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