Motion for a European Parliament resolution on stiffer penalties for traffickers of pet and other animals

Motion initiated by MEP Aldo Patriciello

The European Parliament,

– having regard to the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals, which was signed in Strasbourg in 1987 and came into force on 1 May 1992,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas public procurement plays a significant part in the economies of the Member States and may in fact account for more than 16% of Union GDP;

B.     whereas the EU constitutes a significant market and, at the same time, provides a transit route for the illegal trade in rhinoceros horn, ivory and animals and plants threatened with extinction, and whereas it is therefore ideally placed to monitor trading and trafficking;

C.     whereas the illegal trade in products derived from wild animals is a global phenomenon, and whereas demand for such products is increasing all the time, in particular in south-east Asia;

1.      Calls on the Commission to impose stiffer criminal penalties on persons who are involved in the illegal trade in pet and other animals and who exploit and mistreat them.

 

URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B8-2015-0805&format=XML&language=EN

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