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Consultation

Title

 
 

Consultation on your attitude towards the regulation of trapping in the EU

Policy field(s)

 

Environment

Target group(s)

 

public

Period of consultation

 

                        From 16.12.2008  to 16.03.2009

Objective of the consultation

 
 

The objective of this consultation is to get feedback from the general public on  what the public knows about trapping methods in general, thinks about harmonised standards for traps and the certification of traps as well as how important it would be to have EU wide rules on these issues.  The internet consultation will assist the European Commission in the decision making process when considering ways to implement obligations arising from an international agreement on humane trapping standards. The consultation should, however, not be considered an opinion poll or a forum for voting about these issues. The aim is to generate the widest possible range of views on these issues to inform the decision-making. Questions in the online survey cover knowledge of practical wildlife management as well as opinions on regulating trapping, testing traps, approving of traps and on animal welfare aspects. This online survey, which will run until 16 March 2008, is done in a framework of a scientific study related to trapping.

How to submit your contribution

 

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

 
Reference documents and other, related consultations
 

Summary of legislation

 

Contact details

 

responsible service

DG ENVIRONMENT – Unit E.2

 

e-mail

env-trapping@ec.europa.eu

 

postal address

European Commission, B-1049 Brussels, BELGIUM

   

View the contributions

 

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

 

This survey is done in a framework of a scientific study related to trapping.

Final report of a study on trapping - Description of the state of the art of research, science and application of humane trapping standards referred to in the “Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards” (AIHTS) and described in Commission proposal COM (2004) 532 final in view of identifying the improved trapping standards which reduce unnecessary pain, distress and suffering of trapped animals as much as technically possible.

Protection of personal data