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Bear Baiting In Pakistan

EDM number 946 in 2004-05, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 16/03/2005.

That this House is concerned that bear baiting events are still taking place in Pakistan, even though it is prohibited by Pakistani legislation; notes that bears for baiting are captured from the wild, that their incisors and canine teeth are extracted and their muzzles pierced with a nose ring, and that baiting involves setting dogs on a bear that is tethered to a central pivot; further notes that baiting is only carried out by a small minority of influential Pakistanis; welcomes the Directive issued by the President of Pakistan that bears that are confiscated pursuant to being used in baiting should be placed in a sanctuary established by the World Society for the Protection of Animals; regrets that confiscated bears are not being placed in that sanctuary; respectfully urges the Government of Pakistan to take steps to end all bear baiting and the capture of bears from the wild and to ensure that confiscated bears are placed in the sanctuary established for that purpose in the NWFP; and urges the Government to offer assistance to the Government of Pakistan to help end bear baiting.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Andrew Rosindell16/03/2005RomfordConservativeProposed
Bob Russell17/03/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler17/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Bercow17/03/2005BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Win Griffiths17/03/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore17/03/2005HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Drew17/03/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tim Loughton18/03/2005East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke18/03/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley18/03/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Tony Colman21/03/2005PutneyLabourSigned
David Taylor21/03/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Stunell21/03/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Banks21/03/2005West HamLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/03/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer21/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara21/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders21/03/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson21/03/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price21/03/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Hywel Francis22/03/2005AberavonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson22/03/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds22/03/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Colin Breed22/03/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones22/03/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan22/03/2005West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Iris Robinson22/03/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Nigel Jones22/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell23/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell23/03/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Martin Caton23/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg23/03/2005Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Graham Stringer23/03/2005Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis23/03/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/03/2005Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey24/03/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley24/03/2005RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Luff04/04/2005Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Paul Truswell04/04/2005PudseyLabourSigned
John Barrett04/04/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dowd04/04/2005Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Tom Brake04/04/2005Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris04/04/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Dai Havard05/04/2005Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/04/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andy King05/04/2005Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood05/04/2005Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Helen Clark05/04/2005PeterboroughLabourSigned
Alan Simpson06/04/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/04/2005BurtonLabourSigned

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