Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion on the import of cat, dog and seal fur

Early Day Motion 345: BAN ON IMPORT OF CAT AND DOG FUR

That this House calls on the Government to guarantee that EU bans on the import of cat and dog fur and commercial seal products will remain in place when the UK leaves the EU; and notes that the UK played key roles in the introduction of both of these bans and that both are supported by a large majority of the public.


Have you signed the growing petition on change.org calling on Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, to GUARANTEE that the EU ban on the import of seal, cat and dog fur will be non-negotiable in any post-Brexit trade deal?

Once you have signed, we really need you to take the next step and ask your MP to add their signature to the new Early Day Motion about this issue which has been tabled in Parliament.

Here is a template letter for you to copy and paste (feel free to add your own words and thoughts, this often makes your letter even more effective):

Dear  [name of MP]

As your constituent, I would like to encourage you to add your name to Early Day Motion 345 regarding the ban on the import of cat, dog and seal fur.

Here is the text of EDM 345:

“That this House calls on the Government to guarantee that EU bans on the import of cat and dog fur and commercial seal products will remain in place when the UK leaves the EU; and notes that the UK played key roles in the introduction of both of these bans and that both are supported by a large majority of the public.”

Under EU legislation, fur from seals, cats and dogs is banned but with Brexit around the corner, that could be under threat. I would like the UK government to guarantee they will keep this in place.

Each year, in early Spring, harp seals migrate south to the east coast of Canada to give birth to their pups, where the hunters cruelly kill them as they lie helpless. Seal pups between 3 weeks and 3 months of age are brutally shot, clubbed and skinned. Their carcasses are left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean.

Cats and dogs across the world also face brutality to meet the demand for fur coats, gloves, shoes, blankets, and stuffed animals. 10 adult coats are needed to make just one fur coat.

Reports say that, under the ‘Great Repeal Bill’, this legislation will become British law, but it is possible Parliament will repeal or amend the measures if it chooses to as part of any future trade deals with other countries.

79 per cent of UK residents believe that the annual Canadian seal hunt should be stopped and a similar percentage support the ban on the import of dog and cat fur.

EDM 345 calls on the UK government to guarantee that, post Brexit, the EU bans on imports of commercial seal products and dog and cat fur (banned throughout the EU since 2006), will remain in place in the UK and be non-negotiable in future trade deals.

Early Day Motion already has the support of 25 MPs.  I feel that this is a very important issue and as my representative in Parliament, I would greatly appreciate it if you were able to add your signature.  If you do not sign Early Day Motions, I would ask you to write to Liam Fox and the Department of International Trade on this issue.

 

Yours sincerely

[Your Name]

 


If you’d like further information on this issue, please email us: info@respectforanimals.org .

 

MPs who have signed EDM 345 so far:Session: 2017-19

Full list of signatures so far:

Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 09.10.2017
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 10.10.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 10.10.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 10.10.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 10.10.2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 10.10.2017
Zeichner, Daniel Labour Party Cambridge 10.10.2017
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 11.10.2017
Coaker, Vernon Labour Party Gedling 11.10.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 11.10.2017
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 11.10.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 11.10.2017
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 11.10.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 11.10.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 12.10.2017
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 12.10.2017
Smith, Angela C Labour Party Penistone and Stocksbridge 12.10.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 12.10.2017
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 17.10.2017
Doughty, Stephen Labour Party Cardiff South and Penarth 18.10.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 18.10.2017
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 19.10.2017
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 19.10.2017
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 20.10.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 23.10.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 24.10.2017
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 25.10.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 25.10.2017
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 25.10.2017
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 25.10.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 25.10.2017
Main, Anne Conservative Party St Albans 30.10.2017
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 31.10.2017
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 31.10.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 01.11.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 01.11.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 01.11.2017
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 13.11.2017