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Slaughter Of Companion Animals For Food In China

EDM number 7 in 2005-06, proposed by Bob Russell on 17/05/2005.

That this House is appalled by the actions of extreme animal cruelty which take place in China's animal markets, where millions of cats and dogs are killed annually for human consumption; rejects the claim that these practices are part of a cultural tradition; condemns the cruel ways in which these animals are raised, transported and slaughtered, which include boiling cats alive to make medicine and tonics, beating dogs to death to increase their adrenalin levels and hanging dogs to preserve the quality of their fur; urges the Government to raise this subject with the Chinese Ambassador in the UK; and further urges the Government to support the enlightened work of voluntary associations such as Animals Asia Foundation, who work not only to end such cruel practices, but also to educate individuals within the Chinese community to recognise the many health and social benefits from being in the company of companion animals, whilst further encouraging the closure of all live animal markets in China.

This motion has been signed by a total of 58 MPs.

Bob Russell17/05/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Tim Loughton18/05/2005East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley18/05/2005Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Colin Breed18/05/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Brake18/05/2005Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Nick Harvey18/05/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Adrian Sanders18/05/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley18/05/2005RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis18/05/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Pugh19/05/2005SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes19/05/2005North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke19/05/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore19/05/2005HendonLabourSigned
Andrew George19/05/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker19/05/2005LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor19/05/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Bob Spink23/05/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Edward Vaizey23/05/2005WantageConservativeSigned
Neil Gerrard23/05/2005WalthamstowLabourSigned
Bill Etherington23/05/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer23/05/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Joan Humble24/05/2005Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell24/05/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Mike Hancock24/05/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir24/05/2005AngusScottish National PartySigned
Roger Williams24/05/2005Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew25/05/2005StroudLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/05/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/05/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Greg Pope25/05/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/05/2005GowerLabourSigned
Paul Burstow26/05/2005Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Rosindell06/06/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
John Leech06/06/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon07/06/2005North DownUUPSigned
Albert Owen07/06/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Alan Simpson09/06/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Paul Truswell09/06/2005PudseyLabourSigned
Mark Pritchard15/06/2005The WrekinConservativeSigned
Mohammad Sarwar22/06/2005Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
David Crausby29/06/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Hemming30/06/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan30/06/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn05/07/2005JarrowLabourSigned
Jim Dowd06/07/2005Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Kerry McCarthy06/07/2005Bristol EastLabourSigned
Tim Farron07/07/2005Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland07/07/2005Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern18/07/2005Dundee WestLabourSigned
Susan Kramer19/07/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Douglas Carswell11/10/2005HarwichConservativeSigned
Mark Lazarowicz12/12/2005Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
David Lepper30/01/2006Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
John Randall02/03/2006UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Mark Hunter25/07/2006CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/10/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Wright17/10/2006TelfordLabourSigned

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