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DOLPHIN HUNTING IN JAPAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1004: tabled on 27 January 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 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 condemns the recent slaughter of over 40 wild dolphins in Taiji, on Japan's Pacific coast; notes with concern the capture of a further 52 dolphins for sale to aquariums and other customers including a rare albino dolphin calf, separated from its mother and now kept in captivity in Taiji Whale Museum; further notes with alarm the Japanese government's continued support for the practice by issuing quotas for the killing of over 20,000 dolphins, whales and porpoises in its coastal waters every year, despite the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling; deplores the inhumane slaughtering method of severing the dolphin's spinal cord with a metal spike; is further concerned that the practice of dolphin hunting may be driving some populations to extinction; is alarmed by the high levels of mercury and other toxins found in dolphin, whale and propoise food products, with reports suggesting dolphin meat is up to 5,000 times more toxic than levels allowed by the World Health Organisation; welcomes the statements made by the US Ambassador to Japan and the British Ambassador to Japan, Timothy Hitchens, opposing all forms of dolphin and porpoise drives; calls on the Taiji Whale Museum to release the albino dolphin calf from captivity; and calls on the Government to continue to raise the issue with the Japanese government at the highest level.

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 10 February 2014
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Sheffield South East
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2014
Burnley
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2014
Congleton
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2014
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2014
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
Edinburgh West
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2014
Chatham and Aylesford
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2014
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2014
Cardiff North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2014
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2014
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2014
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2014
East Yorkshire
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 29 January 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2014
St Albans
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Gateshead
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2014
Portsmouth North
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Parish, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2014
Tiverton and Honiton
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2014
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2014
Romford
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Glenrothes
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2014
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Torbay
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2014
Upper Bann
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2014
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2014
Hazel Grove
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2014
Redcar
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2014
Eastleigh
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2014
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Bradford East
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
West Bromwich East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
St Helens North
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2014
Hove
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2014
Maldon
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 February 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2014
East Antrim
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Telford
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2014
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.