§ Lord Houghton of Sowerby
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have anything to add to the reply given to the Question by Lord Houghton of Sowerby on 9th April 1981 (col. 754) regarding exports of live food animals to Greece.
The Greek authorities have informed Her Majesty's Government that a new law came into effect in June 1981 regarding the Council of Europe Convention for the protection of animals for slaughter. The convention is intended to protect the welfare of farm animals at the place of slaughter and includes the requirement that, with certain exceptions including the use of religious slaughter methods, animals must be stunned before slaughter. There have been no exports of farm animals to Greece for slaughter or further fattening since 9th April.