Animals: Imports:Written question - 14843

(North West Durham)
Asked on: 10 February 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Animals: Imports
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many animals of each species have been imported to the UK as rescue animals in each of the last 10 years.
Answered by: Victoria Prentis
Answered on: 17 February 2020

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) does not capture whether imported animals are rescue animals and so is unable to provide this data.

Furthermore, APHA’s data retention period for import data is 3 years and so we can only provide data for the last 3 years on matters relating to imports.

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