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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Donkeys: Animal Products more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) China and (b) countries in east Africa on ending the international trade in donkey skins; and what recent steps he has taken to help implement an international ban on the trade in donkey skins. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 280134 more like this
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is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>Defra takes the welfare of donkeys and other equids very seriously and has taken an active role in global efforts to monitor and strengthen welfare standards for these species. This included contributing to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Code chapter on <em>Welfare or Working Equids </em>adopted by OIE members in 2016, which provides species specific guidance to complement the general welfare principles applying to all animals. In addition we have contributed to the EU voluntary initiative developing guidance on responsible ownership and care of equidae. Influencing the raising of global standards through international fora can be an effective and sustainable way to address these issues across the world and therefore have a broader impact than bilateral meetings with particular countries. This is part of the Government’s strong commitment to strengthening welfare standards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
question first answered
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answering member
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label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this