Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.125 - European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals

Nature of declaration : Reservations
Status as of 22/10/2019


Reservation contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 12 November 1987, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature, on 13 November 1987 and confirmed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 20 December 1991 - Or. Fr., and withdrawn by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium transmitted by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Belgium, dated 9 August 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 August 2002 - Or. Fr

The Government of Belgium declares, in accordance with Article 21 of the Convention, that it avails itself of a reservation in respect of Article 10, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph a of the said Convention :

1. Surgical operations for the purpose of modifying the appearance of a pet animal or for non-curative purposes shall be prohibited and, in particular :

a. the docking of tails.
Period covered: 01/07/1992 - 13/08/2002
Articles concerned : 10, 21

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