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JAPAN'S RESUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL WHALE HUNTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2630: tabled on 22 July 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the resumption of commercial whale hunting by Japan; notes that the consumption of whale meat in Japan has fallen significantly in recent years and that demand for that meat is very low; believes that whaling is cruel and damaging to the planet's ecosystem; is concerned by the precedent that Japan has set in withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission (IWC); and urges the Government to take diplomatic action to press Japan to end whaling for commercial purposes and to rejoin the IWC to conserve whales for future generations.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.