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ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER OF SONGBIRDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1646A2: tabled on 18 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Lindsay Hoyle on 17 July 2002. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out 'British.'

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the number of British songbirds being killed illegally in Cyprus after migrating for the winter months; further notes the alarming news that up to 800,000 birds, which amounts to almost half the breeding population of thrushes in Britain, are believed to have been killed in a single day; recognises that the birds are prized as a delicacy in Cypriot restaurants and that Cypriot laws allow the shooting of songbirds on Wednesdays and Sundays from November to February; objects to the illegal trapping and shooting of songbirds; and calls on the Government to work with the Cypriot authorities and the RSPB to stop the illegal slaughter of British songbirds.