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Racehorse Breeding In The United Kingdom (No. 2)

EDM number 694 in 2009-10, proposed by Martin Horwood on 25/01/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare and Sports.

That this House accepts that in accordance with good animal welfare practices a small number of thoroughbred horses are humanely put down in Britain each year; notes that the latest research on the lives of thoroughbreds gives no indication that this constitutes a large-scale equine welfare problem; acknowledges that all those involved in horseracing care deeply about the welfare of their animals and that the sport's regulator, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), takes action on a daily basis to minimise injury and death to thoroughbreds; recognises that action taken by the sport has contributed to a rapid drop in the production of racehorses by 16 per cent. in 2009; and calls on the Government to continue to support the BHA as a responsible regulator as it works closely to monitor equine welfare in cooperation with breeders, veterinarians and animal welfare charities such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and World Horse Welfare.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Martin Horwood25/01/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratProposed
Laurence Robertson25/01/2010TewkesburyConservativeSeconded
John Grogan25/01/2010SelbyLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley25/01/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Hunter26/01/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
James Gray26/01/2010North WiltshireConservativeSeconded
Alan Simpson26/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Philip Davies27/01/2010ShipleyConservativeSigned
Andrew Pelling27/01/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
John Leech27/01/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/01/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle27/01/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
Nicholas Soames27/01/2010Mid SussexConservativeSigned
Malcolm Moss28/01/2010North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Andrew George28/01/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams28/01/2010ConwyLabourSigned
John Hemming01/02/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett03/02/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross03/02/2010TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham10/02/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned

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