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DOGS USED AS SHARK BAIT IN REUNION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 736: tabled on 11 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 90 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House is shocked and appalled at reports of the use of live dogs as bait in shark fishing on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean; notes with disgust that stray dogs are rounded up by local fishermen for such a purpose; further notes that these animals are bound and gagged and are pierced through the muzzle with large hooks causing unspeakable pain; believes that the use of a live animal in this way is unjustifiably cruel; supports the RSPCA's petition against such cruelty; recognises Réunion's status as a French overseas department; therefore calls on members of the public to address their concerns to the French Embassy to help bring this barbaric practice to an instant halt; and strongly urges the French Government to take immediate steps to enforce its animal protection legislation and end this inhumane practice.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Blaydon
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Dudley North
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2005
South Norfolk
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Solihull
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2005
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Sunderland North
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Stoke-on-Trent South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Forest of Dean
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ealing, Southall
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 October 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Newark
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Crawley
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Ynys Môn
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2005
North Antrim
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 October 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Wolverhampton North East
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2005
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2005
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
South Suffolk

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.