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Pet Animals: European Convention

Volume 569: debated on Tuesday 27 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the policy of the United Kingdom in respect of accession to the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.

The Government remain firmly committed to adopting reasonable measures to improve the treatment of animals, but they are not at present convinced that accession to the Pet Animals Convention would add significantly to the protection which domestic animals already enjoy under existing United Kingdom law. The Government will review the position again at the end of the decade.