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Welfare Of Imported Puppies

EDM number 451 in 2013-14, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 29/08/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare and Eastern Europe.

That this House notes with concern the growing number of puppies being imported from Eastern Europe following the relaxation of the UK's quarantine rules; further notes that some points of entry have recorded an increase in the number of illegally imported dogs detained; is concerned at the lack of specific regulations governing transport conditions and journey times for these animals; is further concerned that many may be reared and transported in poor conditions; questions the validity of the paperwork accompanying many of these animals; is further concerned that these imports could introduce disease to the UK, potentially including rabies; applauds the work of the FOUR PAWS organisation and others in this area; and calls on the Government to strengthen the current rules to end this trade in puppies and protect the UK's rabies-free status.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Adrian Sanders29/08/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Mike Hancock29/08/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley29/08/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon03/09/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
John McDonnell03/09/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Dan Rogerson03/09/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins04/09/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Naomi Long04/09/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
William McCrea04/09/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Paul Flynn04/09/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Durkan05/09/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton05/09/2013GowerLabourSigned
Lady Hermon09/09/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Chris Ruane10/09/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff10/09/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mary Glindon10/09/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas11/09/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Crausby12/09/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Grahame Morris08/10/2013EasingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell10/10/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams29/10/2013Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds29/10/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned

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