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European Trade In Horses For Slaughter

EDM number 1232 in 2009-10, proposed by Lindsay Hoyle on 06/04/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare and Food.

That this House condemns the long distance transport of horses for slaughter at abattoirs in other EU countries; notes it is estimated that more than 100,000 horses are fattened at farms before being transported in appalling conditions with little food and water for days at a time to slaughterhouses in Italy, the capital of Europe's horsemeat trade; believes that such practice risks spreading diseases to animals in other EU countries and has implications for human health; calls on the Government to seek to strengthen the existing minimum values legislation which prevents the export of live horses from the UK for such purposes to ensure that it is not vulnerable to challenge; and urges UK members of the European Parliament to be vocal in their support for the EU to enforce a carcass-only trade.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Lindsay Hoyle06/04/2010ChorleyLabourProposed
David Crausby06/04/2010Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Andrew Pelling06/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSeconded
David Lepper06/04/2010Brighton, PavilionLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin06/04/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Nigel Evans06/04/2010Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
Bob Spink06/04/2010Castle PointIndependentSigned
Kate Hoey06/04/2010VauxhallLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley06/04/2010Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John Leech07/04/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/04/2010MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton07/04/2010CongletonConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing07/04/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Mike Hancock07/04/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Francis07/04/2010AberavonLabourSigned
David Drew07/04/2010StroudLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore07/04/2010HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer07/04/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/04/2010GowerLabourSigned
William Cash07/04/2010StoneConservativeSigned
Albert Owen07/04/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
Shona McIsaac07/04/2010CleethorpesLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/04/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon07/04/2010Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Joan Humble07/04/2010Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/04/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Pound07/04/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned

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