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Putting To Death Of Gangotri At Bhaktivedanta Hindu Temple

EDM number 576 in 2007-08, proposed by Barry Gardiner on 13/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Animals and Religion and faith communities.

That this House condemns the action of the RSPCA and Hertfordshire police in killing Gangotri - a cow in the sacred herd of the Hindu temple at Bhaktivedanta Manor; notes that the cow suffered from no contagious disease that rendered her any danger to other animals or humans and indeed had received superb nursing care from the temple's herdsman for the muscle failure and bedsores she was stricken with; and expresses its anger that despite promises from the police the previous day that no precipitate action would be taken and assurances that the community would have the opportunity to seek due legal process, the police and RSPCA arrived unannounced the following morning, went to the Goshala and physically removed three devotees before killing Gangotri by lethal injection whilst the rest of the community were at prayer in the temple.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs, 4 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Barry Gardiner13/12/2007Brent NorthLabourProposed
Stephen Pound13/12/2007Ealing NorthLabourSeconded
Keith Vaz13/12/2007Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma13/12/2007Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore13/12/2007HendonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley17/12/2007Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John Bercow07/01/2008BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Lee Scott07/01/2008Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
James Clappison09/01/2008HertsmereConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis09/01/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Lyn Brown10/01/2008West HamLabourSigned
Sarah Teather19/02/2008Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Dawn ButlerUnknownWithdrawn
John SpellarUnknownWithdrawn
Mike HancockUnknownWithdrawn
Lynne JonesUnknownWithdrawn

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