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Tigers: Imports

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 10349, tabled on 15 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish the risk assessment used by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in deciding not to issue a rabies waiver to the Isle of Wight Zoo in respect of the importation of a rescue tiger from Belgium.

Answered on

12 October 2015

A risk assessment was carried out by the Animal and Plant Health Agency but is not currently in a form that would enable it to be published. There are no plans to publish the basis for the decision not to issue a rabies waiver. We will, however, provide the Isle of Wight Zoo with a summary of the basis for that decision on request.

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