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Dog Breeding And Puppy Farming

EDM number 1017 in 2013-14, proposed by Robert Flello on 29/01/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Animal welfare.

That this House notes the recent storyline in the television programme, EastEnders, regarding dog breeding and welcomes the publicity given to this issue of great concern to animal welfare charities and compassionate owners; further notes that irresponsible dog breeding and industrial-scale puppy farming regularly takes place often in horrendous conditions with no consideration for the welfare or happiness of the dogs involved; commends the work of organisations such as the Dog Rescue Federation, Pup Aid and CARIAD for highlighting these issues; further notes that around 127,000 stray and abandoned dogs were picked up by local authorities in 2012 alone and 11,000 were put to sleep for no other reason than that they were unwanted; further notes that often unregistered dog breeders make no effort to vaccinate the puppies from the lethal parvovirus resulting in many puppies dying within weeks of being sold; and therefore calls on the BBC to ensure that the impact of puppy farming is fully explored as this storyline unfolds in the coming weeks.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Robert Flello29/01/2014Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley29/01/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John McDonnell30/01/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
John Leech30/01/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Dobbin30/01/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Gordon Marsden03/02/2014Blackpool SouthLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock03/02/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson03/02/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell03/02/2014Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Mike Wood04/02/2014Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Naomi Long04/02/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Albert Owen04/02/2014Ynys MLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/02/2014GowerLabourSigned
David Simpson04/02/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
Alan Meale04/02/2014MansfieldLabourSigned
William McCrea05/02/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
Lady Hermon05/02/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Tony Cunningham05/02/2014WorkingtonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne06/02/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell10/02/2014RomfordConservativeSigned
Mary Glindon10/02/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Paul Flynn11/02/2014Newport WestLabourSigned
David Crausby13/02/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy13/02/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie24/02/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Bob Russell24/02/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Love28/02/2014EdmontonLabourSigned
Diane Abbott04/03/2014Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Joe Benton05/03/2014BootleLabourSigned
Anne Begg05/03/2014Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Bill Esterson05/03/2014Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Frank Doran10/03/2014Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming12/03/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce12/03/2014GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn17/03/2014JarrowLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood17/03/2014Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Michael Crockart18/03/2014Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Fabian Hamilton07/04/2014Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/04/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dave Watts28/04/2014St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Henry Bellingham13/05/2014North West NorfolkConservativeSigned

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