Amen­dement Hazekamp: handel in zeehon­den­pro­ducten (1)


7 mei 2015

Janusz Wojciechowski
Trade in seal products

Proposal for a regulation
COM(2015)0045 - C8-0037/2015 – 2015/0028(COD)

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Amendment 1
Anja Hazekamp, Stefan Eck

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)

Amendment

(1 a) Seals are sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering. The hunting of seals has led to expressions of serious concerns and outrage by members of the public and governments sensitive to animal welfare considerations due to the pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering which the killing and skinning of seals, as they are most frequently performed, cause to those animals. In accordance with Article 13 TFEU, the Union and its Member States are to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals when formulating and implementing the Union's agriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technological development and space policies. The harmonised rules provided for in this Regulation should accordingly take fully into account considerations of the welfare of animals.

Justification

It is important to stress the serious and grave animal welfare concerns that justify the EU seal regime.


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