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Re: Snares
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2007, 12:52:49 PM »
We will be contacting our MP today as he hasn't signed.  The MP for the other end of our borough has not signed but I'm told that as a junior minister she isn't allowed to sign EDM's etc.  That means that her constituents don't have the same rites or facilities to put pressure on an MP as we have.

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Re: Snares
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2007, 14:33:04 PM »
Yay, my MP is already on the list - it's right up his street though as he's anti cruel sports etc etc
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Re: Snares
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2006, 18:52:04 PM »
thamks for some good people that my mp is on that list

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Re: Snares
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2006, 15:45:39 PM »
One of the perks of being gentry I believe.

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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2006, 09:05:59 AM »
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unmarried women who get pregnant being put into mental institutions

A lot of those poor women were in service and made pregnant by the BIG house owners, the Gentry
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Re: Snares
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2006, 13:21:49 PM »
I don't know anything about your particular MP, Mark, but if anyone feels that his/her own MP may not have such issues as this as a priority, there's an All-Party Group on Animal Welfare which might be a productive one to contact...

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmparty/061026/memi133.htm
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Re: Snares
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2006, 13:10:37 PM »
I'm sure ours is a daily mail reader who wants reintroduce unmarried women who get pregnant being put into mental institutions and lobotomy or hard labour  for anyone with alternative lifestyles
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Re: Snares
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2006, 13:06:56 PM »
I have never contacted an MP - can someone please give me an idea what to write to get it noticed? (and probably ignored)
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Re: Snares
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2006, 13:06:16 PM »
This is what mine is like.....

How Barbara Keeley voted on key issues since 2001:

Very strongly for introducing a smoking ban.
Very strongly for introducing ID cards.
Very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
Very strongly against investigating the Iraq war.

Dont agree with that last one!!!
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Re: Snares
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2006, 13:04:22 PM »
Done and dusted!  :shy:
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Re: Snares
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2006, 13:01:35 PM »
We have a nasty Tory Bigot, Julian Brazier

Against a fox-hunting ban, against equal gay rights etc etc etc

« Last Edit: December 13, 2006, 13:02:18 PM by Mark »
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Re: Snares
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2006, 13:01:24 PM »
Brilliant, thanks Mark!  :)
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Re: Snares
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2006, 12:54:17 PM »
Just found this site - you can search by postcode  ;D

http://www.theyworkforyou.com

Click on "your MP" at the top

Then there is an option to send a message direct
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Re: Snares
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2006, 12:48:01 PM »
How do I find out who my MP is???

*clueless*  :Crazy:
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2006, 22:51:34 PM »
I linked him to the website and asked him to explain why his name was not on the list. I asked his view on snares.

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Re: Snares
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2006, 19:39:33 PM »
what have people written to their MPs - just to ask them to lend their support?

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2006, 13:36:57 PM »
I did it through writetothem.com and am just waiting on the confirmation email.

Can't say my MP is great on the animal rights front, so I don't hold out high hopes.

Needless to say, I didn't vote for him and can't wait until he's out.
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2006, 05:41:14 AM »
Our MP used to be Tony Benn, like him or not he was a wonderful MP and always answered correspondence immediately, he is also a great cat lover which is a bonus. He once came to my house and I was talking about the cat pens and he said if ever you have a problem come to me. His son Hillary Benn now an MP  has a number of cats also. Our MP now is Paul Holmes from a different party and certainly a different kind of man. He is President for an animal rescue near here and there have been numerous complants to him about it yet as far as I know no one has ever received a reply although his wife phond me after she found out I and the RSPCA had received complaints about the care (or rather not care) of their cat.
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Re: Snares
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2006, 16:41:59 PM »
Mine hasn't replied yet and he is not on the list.  Ill chase him again.
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Re: Snares
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2006, 16:37:29 PM »
Hmmm, he may not have acknowledged my email, but his name is now on the list, signed it yesterday ! Yey !

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2006, 16:25:57 PM »
To those who are not concerned or undecided, I attach a link of what snares can do. Thankfully, it is not visually gruesome so it will not churn your stomach. Hopefully. it will prick your herat and make you look at things more objectively and humanely.

http://www.league.org.uk/videos.asp?id=10
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 13:07:31 PM »
Not even had an acknowledgment of my email from mine. Might have to remind him that his majority is shrinking and he might think on replying to emails.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006, 13:05:21 PM »
Just to let you know my MP answered today;really quickly I thought! Basically saying he fully supported The League against Cruel Sports and had backed the most recent bill regarding this matter. Hurrah! He's an animal lover! :)




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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006, 19:11:30 PM »
 :) MP E Mailed as requested. Thanks for bringing this to our attention !
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2006, 16:29:39 PM »
No sign of my MP on there , so I'm gonna write to them
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 15:35:40 PM »
Email sent to my MP to express my disappointment at his lack of support for this motion and urging him to do so.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 12:09:20 PM »
Sent an email to my local MP.




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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 21:45:38 PM »
In case people think this is old news, it is and it isn't.

There was an early day motion during the last parliament but I believe that it did not get on to the agenda. It is my understanding that when that happens, it is not moved automatically forwarded to the new parliamentary year. Another EDM has to be submitted.

I wrote to my MP over the last snare EDM. He is a great constituency MP who I respect and once opened a Cattery Open Day for me when I was more actively fundraising. He brought his wife and 2 children and spent some quality time with us rather than a fleeting appearance.

As much as I respect him, I remain unhappy with his reaction that government and shadow cabinet ministers tend not to get involved in EDMs and that is more the province of back benchers. I intend raising it face to face rather than by email even though he knows me as I have actively supported him on hospital closures. I am also monitoring his questions and what he challenges in parliament which is now easily done with the aid of the internet.

The process of snaring is totally barbaric and cuts me right to the core.  :'(

Thanks to those who feel equally enraged. I cannot begin to understand animal lovers who can't be bothered or concerned to do their utmost in the interests of humanity if nothing else.

PS. If the late Tony Banks is looking at the EDM or this thread please instil the need to support it on parliamentarinas and ordinary folk alike

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Re: Snares
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 19:49:51 PM »
Thanks Pete. I detest snares sooo very much. I still have in my head awful pictures from animal aid meetings showing how  :censored: awful they are. WE tryed to lobby our parliment years ago but typically nothing happened!  :'(

Will put this as a sticky so there's no need to bump.

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 19:25:47 PM »
Bump

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 19:19:45 PM »
Thanks for highlighting this Pete.

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 18:56:40 PM »
My MKP will be getting a letter as well!
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 18:51:07 PM »
My MP is not listed... yet.  Will be writing to them.

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 16:22:00 PM »
Could I ask animal lovers to take a few moments to look at this early day motion No. 158 in the attached link.

If your MP is not supporting this EDM, I would ask that you write to him to ask why.

Snares are vile, indiscriminate as they kill or maim any kind of animal who has the misfortune to be around (including cats) and are iin many cases illegal.  I would submit that have no place in any society that is civilised. Please stand up to be counted and consign this evil trade to the pages of history.

Thank You

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=31728&SESSION=885

http://www.league.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=1239

Finally, please bump this up the page
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