67 MPs wrote to Boris Johnson on dog meat consumption

67 MPs wrote a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 2 March, to urge him to sign the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats.

The Agreement was initiated by World Dog Alliance, an international animal welfare organisation aims to eradicate dog meat consumption worldwide.

The letter was written by Giles Watling MP, the Co-Chair of APPG Animal Welfare Group and Vice-Chair of APPG Dog Welfare Group.

“Nearly two centuries ago, the UK Parliament passed the first ever Animal Welfare Act in the world… the UK is the perfect country to be a lead signatory for this International Agreement…” Watling wrote in the letter.

The letter was popular enough to gather 67 signatures, including 32 from Conservative Party, 25 from Labour Party, 5 from Scottish National Party, 2 from Democratic Unionist Party, 1 from Liberal Democrats, 1 from Plaid Cymru and 1 from Green Party.

Keen supporters include:

Conservative Party

Giles Watling MP (Clacton)
Bill Wiggin MP (North Herefordshire)
Sir Roger Gale MP (North Thanet)
Andrea Jenkyns MP (Morley and Outwood)
Damien Moore MP (Southport)
Derek Thomas MP (St Ives)
Elliot Colburn MP (Carshalton and Wallington)
Henry Smith MP (Crawley)
James Gray MP (North Wiltshire)
Sir David Amess MP (Southend West)
Tracey Crouch MP (Chatham and Aylesford)

Labour Party

Chris Evans MP (Islwyn)
Julie Elliott MP (Sunderland Central)
Kevan Jones MP (North Durham)
Liz Twist MP (Blaydon)
Mary Glindon MP (North Tyneside)
Mike Hill MP (Hartlepool)
Rachael Maskell MP (York Central)
Sharon Hodgson MP (Washington and Sunderland West)
Wayne David MP (Caerphilly)
Yvonne Fovargue MP (Makerfield)

Scottish National Party

Dr Lisa Cameron MP (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
Patricia Gibson MP (North Ayrshire and Arran)

Democratic Unionist Party

Jim Shannon MP (Strangford)
Paul Girvan MP (South Antrim)