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CANNED HUNTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1280: tabled on 09 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 notes the fact that well over 8,000 lions are being bred in captivity to supply the canned hunting trade which entails captive-bred lions being kept in confined areas to be shot by paying hunters using rifles, bow and arrow and even pistols; further notes that at least some of the funding for this barbaric practice is derived from UK volunteer agencies who are often unaware of the destiny of these lions; further notes that on 15 March 2014 people in 62 cities in 21 countries marched on the streets to protest against canned hunting; further notes that on 13 February 2014 a world summit was held in London to halt the illegal trade in wildlife products; further notes that precedents for concrete action include the EU ban on imports of seal skins from Namibia and Canada because it is based on animal cruelty; and calls on the Government to ensure that preservation of the UK's world wildlife heritage is given the high level priority that it so clearly deserves and that appropriate restrictions or banning are implemented wherever necessary.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 May 2014
Belfast North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2014
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 28 April 2014
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 May 2014
North Down
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 May 2014
South Down
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2014
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 2014
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.