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Control Of Fighting Dogs

EDM number 928 in 1989-90, proposed by Alan Williams on 01/05/1990.

That this House is appalled that within 24 hours there have been life-threatening attacks by rottweilers, a pit-bull terrier and an alsation; is alarmed at the fact that this threat is rapidly increasing; notes that no sooner had the public become more aware of the risks from rottweilers than it was being warned of a new more savage import from America, the pit-bull terrier, which is bred purely to fight and to terrorise, but is horrified to discover that this highly dangerous fighting breed now is deliberately being developed as an even more vicious terror dog by crossing the male pit-bull terriers with either a rottweiler, Neapolitan mastiff, Rhodesian ridgeback or bull-mastiff bitch, the resulting cross-bred 'bandog' weighing up to 130lbs; believes that as these animals change hands for about ú1000 there is a real risk that the high profits will encourage their uncontrolled breeding and sale; is convinced that these new breeds of fighting dog are more akin to wild animals than to domestic dogs; demands that as the Government has rejected registration as a first step to curbing this growing threat, Ministers should bring forward urgent measures to protect the public, especially the young; and is convinced that these dogs should be made subject to the same controls and safeguards as are other dangerous wild animals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Alan Williams01/05/1990Swansea WestProposed
Paul Murphy01/05/1990TorfaenSigned
Paul Flynn01/05/1990Newport WestSigned
Ernie Ross02/05/1990Dundee WestSigned
Harry Barnes02/05/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths02/05/1990BridgendSigned
Harry Greenway02/05/1990Ealing NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds02/05/1990Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie02/05/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis02/05/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Keith Bradley02/05/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes02/05/1990HaltonSigned
Alun Michael02/05/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
William McKelvey02/05/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion02/05/1990Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon02/05/1990HalifaxSigned
Roy Hughes02/05/1990Newport EastSigned
Robert Parry04/05/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones04/05/1990Ynys MSigned
Alan Wynne Williams08/05/1990CarmarthenSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe08/05/1990LeighSigned
Chris Mullin08/05/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Norman Hogg09/05/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Robert Hughes09/05/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Eric Illsley09/05/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
John Cummings09/05/1990EasingtonSigned
Maria Fyfe09/05/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Gerry Steinberg09/05/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse10/05/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
James Wray10/05/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Peter Pike11/05/1990BurnleySigned
Tom Cox11/05/1990TootingSigned
Alex Carlile14/05/1990MontgomerySigned
Tommy Graham15/05/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson16/05/1990WansbeckSigned
Martyn Jones05/06/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
John Smith07/06/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Eddie Loyden07/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Keith Raffan11/06/1990DelynSigned

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