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Animal Welfare And The Production Of Foie Gras

EDM number 41 in 2009-10, proposed by Bob Spink on 18/11/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Animal welfare.

That this House notes that foie gras is traditionally produced by forcing metal pipes down the throats of ducks and geese and over-feeding them, causing their livers to swell to 10 times the normal size; further notes that the production, but not the sale, of foie gras is banned in the UK;calls on restaurants to use brands of faux gras which are supported by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Compassion in World Farming and are produced from free-range ducks and geese without force-feeding; and further calls on the Government to prohibit the sale of traditionally-produced foie gras in the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Bob Spink18/11/2009Castle PointIndependentProposed
Mike Hancock19/11/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/11/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson19/11/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Bob Russell19/11/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Annette Brooke19/11/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor23/11/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
David Heyes23/11/2009Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle23/11/2009ChorleyLabourSigned
John Austin23/11/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Robert Wareing23/11/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Betty Williams23/11/2009ConwyLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/11/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan24/11/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale24/11/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
Kim Howells25/11/2009PontypriddLabourSigned
Ann Cryer25/11/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/11/2009BurtonLabourSigned
David Drew25/11/2009StroudLabourSigned
John Leech25/11/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter25/11/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies25/11/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Brian Jenkins26/11/2009TamworthLabourSigned
John Hemming26/11/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis26/11/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2009GowerLabourSigned
Ian McCartney26/11/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
Janet Anderson26/11/2009Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Paul Keetch30/11/2009HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington30/11/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Anne Main30/11/2009St AlbansConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon01/12/2009North DownUUPSigned
Paul Truswell01/12/2009PudseyLabourSigned
Jo Swinson03/12/2009East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell07/12/2009Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker07/12/2009LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Cawsey08/12/2009Brigg and GooleLabourSigned
Roger Williams08/12/2009Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Challen09/12/2009Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling10/12/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
David Crausby14/12/2009Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Evan Harris16/12/2009Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Pound05/01/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/01/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andy Reed07/01/2010LoughboroughLabourSigned
Martin Horwood26/01/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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