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An EDM calling for an End to Dog & Cat Eating in China
Colchester Liberal Democrat MP Bob Russell is spearheading a parliamentary campaign to stop the horrific practice of dog and cat eating which sees some 6-8 million dogs and hundreds of thousands of cats being boiled alive and beaten to death each year, for supposed medicinal benefits, in China.
Mr Russell has laid down an Early Day Motion - a parliamentary petition – supporting the work of the Animals Asia Foundation and calling upon the British Government to call for an end to the practice of dog and cat eating within China and a closure of all live animal markets, which see millions of domestic and wild animals being slaughtered in the most despicable ways imaginable.
The EDM States:
'That this House is appalled by the acts of extreme animal cruelty which take place in China's animal markets, where millions of cats and dogs are killed annually for human consumption; rejects the claim that these practices are part of a cultural tradition; condemns the cruel ways in which these animals are raised, transported and slaughtered, which includes boiling cats alive to make medicine and tonics, beating dogs to death to increase their adrenalin levels and hanging dogs to preserve the quality of their fur; urges the Government to raise this subject with the Chinese Ambassador in the UK; and further urges the Government to support the enlightened work of voluntary associations such as Animals Asia Foundation who work not only to end such cruel practice but also to educate individuals within the Chinese community to recognise the many health and social benefits from being in the company of companion animals, whilst further encouraging the closure of all live animal markets in China.'
We are very grateful to Mr. Bob Russell for putting forward this Early Day Motion.