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Animal Welfare

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what action he is taking against exporters who make false declarations on the staging of animals during journeys to the continent;(2) upon the basis of what scientific research the limit of 24 hours for transportation of live animals was determined;(3) if he will introduce legislation to define the appropriate intervals for the feeding of different species of animals;(4) if he will introduce legislation to implement fully European Economic Community directives 77/489 and 81/389;(5) what response he has made to the European Economic Community Commission's request concerning the Government's initial response to the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals complaint on the export of live food animals.