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Keeping Of Cetaceans In Captivity

EDM number 63 in 2007-08, proposed by Mike Hancock on 06/11/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Animals and Wildlife.

That this House welcomes the fact that no whales, dolphins and porpoises have been kept in captivity in the United Kingdom since 1993 but is concerned that there is no legislation to prevent these animals being housed in captive facilities within the United Kingdom in the future; notes that cetaceans are intelligent, social animals with complex needs which cannot be met in captivity and that there is evidence to suggest that captivity causes serious physical and behavioural welfare problems, and that many cetaceans are still taken from the wild to supply captive facilities; furthermore, notes with concern the involvement of companies in the United Kingdom with overseas establishments which keep cetaceans in captivity; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation specifically prohibiting the keeping of cetaceans in captivity other than in cases which involve short-term rehabilitation with a view to a release back to the wild in the cases of injured cetaceans.

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

Mike Hancock06/11/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratProposed
Evan Harris06/11/2007Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Adrian Sanders07/11/2007TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley07/11/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew Dismore07/11/2007HendonLabourSeconded
David Taylor07/11/2007North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes07/11/2007ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden07/11/2007Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/11/2007Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George07/11/2007St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew08/11/2007StroudLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/11/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Clive Efford08/11/2007ElthamLabourSigned
Tom Brake08/11/2007Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle12/11/2007ChorleyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty12/11/2007Calder ValleyLabourSigned
David Crausby12/11/2007Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley12/11/2007RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams12/11/2007ConwyLabourSigned
Paul Truswell13/11/2007PudseyLabourSigned
Norman Baker13/11/2007LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster13/11/2007Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Derek Conway13/11/2007Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Michael Clapham13/11/2007Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Annette Brooke13/11/2007Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan13/11/2007FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Eric Martlew14/11/2007CarlisleLabourSigned
Martin Caton14/11/2007GowerLabourSigned
Janet Dean14/11/2007BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/11/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson15/11/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Williams15/11/2007Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Humble19/11/2007Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/11/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
John Austin19/11/2007Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Jo Swinson19/11/2007East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Horam20/11/2007OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Patrick Hall20/11/2007BedfordLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins21/11/2007TamworthLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael21/11/2007Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech21/11/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington22/11/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross22/11/2007TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins29/11/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara06/12/2007Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley13/12/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Vincent Cable07/01/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Bercow08/01/2008BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Anne Moffat31/03/2008East LothianLabourSigned
Jim Devine21/04/2008LivingstonLabourSigned

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