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Illegal Bird Trapping In Cyprus

EDM number 682 in 2012-13, proposed by Alan Meale on 05/11/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Crime and Western Europe.

That this House is alarmed about the chronic and fast-growing practice of illegal wild bird trapping, in particular in the Republic of Cyprus, with massive profits being made by organised ruthless trappers, who sellhundreds ofthousands of mostly migrant birds, killed to supply expensive ambelopoulia so-called delicacies to law-breaking restaurants on the island; notes that such activities, currently estimated to be worth in the order of 15 million per year, have been classified as illegal in Cyprus since 1974, as is the possession of trapping equipment, together with the serving and eating of ambelopoulia; is therefore especially concerned about the high levels of such practices taking place within the British Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs), with independent reports recording huge numbers of mist nettings and a dramatic increase in limestick use, as well as significant areas of created and extensively irrigated acacia patches managed as trapping sites; and calls on the Government immediately to order the SBA police and military authorities without exception to fully enforce and uphold the law to bring an end to such disgraceful and illegal activities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Alan Meale05/11/2012MansfieldLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley05/11/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/11/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell06/11/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
David Crausby07/11/2012Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin07/11/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
George Galloway07/11/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Mike Gapes07/11/2012Ilford SouthLabourSigned
John Leech08/11/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden09/11/2012Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/11/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Mike Hancock12/11/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma12/11/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/11/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/11/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan04/12/2012HalifaxLabourSigned

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