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Bears In China

EDM number 489 in 2006-07, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 13/12/2006.

That this House welcomes the progress that is being made by the Animals Asia Foundation towards bringing an end to the abhorrent abuse of over 7,000 bears on farms in China; recognises that bear farmers and stakeholders in the industry continue to maintain that conditions on the farms are humane, whilst some evidence points to the contrary; notes that bears are kept for up to 22 years in cramped, rusting cages, with little room to stand up or turn around; further notes that bears continue to suffer in the most deplorable conditions, with metal catheters implanted deep into their gallbladders and infected fistula holes in their abdomens, enabling farmers to milk the bears for their bile twice daily; congratulates the Chinese government's work in partnership with the Animals Asia Foundation in rescuing 218 bears from bear farms to date; and calls upon the British Government to do everything in its power to encourage the Chinese government to bring about an urgent end to this barbaric practice, and to meet Chinese government officials in order to raise serious concerns at a national level.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Andrew Rosindell13/12/2006RomfordConservativeProposed
Robert Marshall-Andrews13/12/2006MedwayLabourSeconded
Bob Russell13/12/2006ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Spink13/12/2006Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Andrew George13/12/2006St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Derek Conway14/12/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSeconded
David Drew14/12/2006StroudLabourSigned
David Taylor14/12/2006North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley14/12/2006Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Dismore14/12/2006HendonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty14/12/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
John Pugh14/12/2006SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Knight18/12/2006East YorkshireConservativeSigned
Lee Scott18/12/2006Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Madeleine Moon18/12/2006BridgendLabourSigned
John Leech18/12/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt18/12/2006Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Phil Willis18/12/2006Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer18/12/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/12/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke18/12/2006Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Loughton18/12/2006East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSigned
Brian Jenkins18/12/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders18/12/2006TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden19/12/2006Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John Hemming19/12/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Graham Stringer19/12/2006Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard19/12/2006WalthamstowLabourSigned
Martin Caton19/12/2006GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones19/12/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle19/12/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean19/12/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Keetch08/01/2007HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris08/01/2007Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/01/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Lepper09/01/2007Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Janet Anderson09/01/2007Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Martin Horwood09/01/2007CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeff Ennis10/01/2007Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Colin Challen16/01/2007Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/01/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington18/01/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar22/01/2007Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
Nick Harvey22/01/2007North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds25/01/2007Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Crausby31/01/2007Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Angela Watkinson01/02/2007UpminsterConservativeSigned
Jo Swinson01/02/2007East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett19/02/2007Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell14/03/2007East LondonderryDUPSigned
Elliot Morley21/03/2007ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland16/04/2007Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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