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CRUELTY OF WHALING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 26A1: tabled on 13 May 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 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 Roger Gale on 07 May 1992. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'as a matter of urgency'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern that great cruelty is involved in the slaughter of whales; is appalled that harpooned whales can often take a considerable time to die; believes that as it is not possible to slaughter whales humanely the ban on commercial whaling should be extended indefinitely; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to take the lead in urging all other delegations at the June 1992 meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Glasgow to agree to a permanent ban on whaling and to extend that protection to dolphins and porpoises.