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Corgis to be banned by EU

Tuesday, April 30th, 2002

Daily Mail, 30 April 2002, p 5
Certain breeds of the Queen’s favourite dog could be outlawed under a controversial EU convention being considered by ministers, it emerged last night. Some corgis – along with bulldogs, cocker spaniels and King Charles spaniels – could be among 100 breeds banned, animal lovers fear.

This so-called ‘EU convention’ has nothing whatsoever to do with the EU. A committee of animal protection experts drew up the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe – an intergovernmental organisation based in Strasbourg and completely separate from the EU. The UK is a member but has so far declined to become a signatory to this entirely voluntary agreement designed to improve the welfare of household pets.

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