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EDM 399 DOGS GIVEN AS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Election 2005

15.12.04 (60 signatures)

"That this House notes that the Dogs Trust's famous slogan, A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas, was created in 1978 by the charity's Chief Executive, Clarrisa Baldwin, at a time when thousands of people were buying puppies to give to family and friends as Christmas presents, resulting in puppies being abandoned in the New Year; recognises that despite many years of campaigning by the Dogs Trust there still exists a problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents; further recognises that the Dogs Trust has seen that the most popular time of year for pups to be abandoned is at the start of the Easter holidays, when pups who were given for Christmas presents have grown up to be big boisterous dogs; further notes the problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents is still a major concern, in a country where there were at least 117,000 stray and abandoned dogs taken in by local authorities last year; and wholeheartedly supports the Dogs Trust in their determination to ensure that one day all dogs are cared for by responsible owners, and have a home for life."

Dog in rescue centre
Member of Parliament Points awarded
1 Andrew Rosindell 2
2 John Austin 1
3 Mr Adrian Bailey 1
4 Vera Baird 1
5 Mr Tony Banks 1
6 Mr Harry Barnes 1
7 Peter Bottomley 1
8 Mrs Annette L Brooke 1
9 Mrs Patsy Calton 1
10 Mr Gregory Campbell 1
11 Mr Tony Colman 1
12 Jeremy Corbyn 1
13 Tom Cox 1
14 Mr David Crausby 1
15 Mrs Ann Cryer 1
16 Mr John Cummings 1
17 Mrs Janet Dean 1
18 Mr Andrew Dismore 1
19 Mr Nigel Dodds 1
20 Sue Doughty 1
21 Mr David Drew 1
22 Mr Bill Etherington 1
23 Andrew George 1
24 Mr Win Griffiths 1
25 Mr Mike Hancock 1
26 Nick Harvey 1
27 Mr Stephen Hepburn 1
28 Lady Hermon 1
29 Mr Kelvin Hopkins 1
30 Mr Lindsay Hoyle 1
31 Simon Hughes 1
32 Lynne Jones 1
33 Mr Nigel Jones 1
34 Tim Loughton 1
35 Rob Marris 1
36 John McDonnell 1
37 Mr Kevin McNamara 1
38 Mr Alan Meale 1
39 Laura Moffatt 1
40 Mr Edward O'Hara 1
41 Mr Mark Oaten 1
42 Adam Price 1
43 Syd Rapson 1
44 Bob Russell 1
45 Mr Mohammad Sarwar 1
46 Mr Jim Sheridan 1
47 Alan Simpson 1
48 The Reverend Martin Smyth 1
49 Bob Spink 1
50 Mr Gerry Steinberg 1
51 Mr Andrew Stunell 1
52 David Taylor 1
53 Mr Dennis Turner 1
54 Mr Paul Tyler 1
55 Dr Rudi Vis 1
56 Mr Robert N Wareing 1
57 Mr Michael Weir 1
58 Mrs Betty Williams 1
59 Ann Winterton 1
60 Richard Younger-Ross 1

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