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Bears In China

EDM number 595 in 2007-08, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 17/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Agriculture, Animal welfare, Animals and Asia.

That this House welcomes the progress that is being made by the Animals Asia Foundation towards bringing an end to the abhorent 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 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This motion has been signed by a total of 79 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Andrew Rosindell17/12/2007RomfordConservativeProposed
Bob Russell17/12/2007ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Spink17/12/2007Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley17/12/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Lynne Jones18/12/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Graham Stringer18/12/2007Manchester, BlackleyLabourSeconded
Philip Davies18/12/2007ShipleyConservativeSigned
Roger Williams18/12/2007Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams18/12/2007ConwyLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard18/12/2007WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew George18/12/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer18/12/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/12/2007Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tim Loughton18/12/2007East Worthing and ShorehamConservativeSigned
David Laws18/12/2007YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
John Horam18/12/2007OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins18/12/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/01/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster07/01/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
David Drew07/01/2008StroudLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden07/01/2008Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes07/01/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter08/01/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson08/01/2008North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech08/01/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Efford08/01/2008ElthamLabourSigned
Mark Durkan08/01/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Derek Conway08/01/2008Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Martin Caton08/01/2008GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/01/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Colin Breed08/01/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale08/01/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Joan Humble08/01/2008Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/01/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Janet Anderson09/01/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Rudi Vis09/01/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson09/01/2008East AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Evans09/01/2008Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Frank Dobson09/01/2008Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Annette Brooke09/01/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen09/01/2008Ynys MLabourSigned
Eric Martlew09/01/2008CarlisleLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins09/01/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle09/01/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Dai Davies10/01/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Willie Rennie10/01/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell10/01/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds10/01/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alistair Carmichael10/01/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd10/01/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Nick Harvey10/01/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith15/01/2008Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Paul Truswell15/01/2008PudseyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara17/01/2008Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington21/01/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams28/01/2008CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Eric Illsley05/02/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Gordon Banks22/02/2008Ochil and South PerthshireLabourSigned
David Crausby26/02/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mark Lancaster26/03/2008North East Milton KeynesConservativeSigned
Mark Lazarowicz01/04/2008Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Gavin Strang01/04/2008Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor01/04/2008Truro and St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow02/04/2008South RibbleLabourSigned
Geraldine Smith21/04/2008Morecambe and LunesdaleLabourSigned
Lady Hermon21/04/2008North DownUUPSigned
William McCrea21/04/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Frank Field21/04/2008BirkenheadLabourSigned
Norman Baker21/04/2008LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer22/04/2008Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Fabian Hamilton23/04/2008Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Andrew Miller24/04/2008Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Elliot Morley30/04/2008ScunthorpeLabourSigned
John Austin12/05/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders03/06/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Stewart07/07/2008EcclesLabourSigned
Alan Reid22/07/2008Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb06/10/2008NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris BryantUnknownWithdrawn

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