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Subject: CIRCUS BILL – PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MP !
As you may know, the ban for wild animals in circuses was again blocked last week by Conservative MP Christopher Chope. He did the same in 2014.
Please write to your MP as this is again being discussed in Parliament on 24th March.
Here are some details of the man who has twice blocked this bill:
Christopher Chope represents Christchurch in Dorset for 20 years with a majority of 18000 and his constituency has the highest proportion of over 60s in the UK.
Filibustering should be banned in Parliament – A deliberate tactic to talk too long and thus selfishly, arrogantly and bullyingly talking out a motion that can then not be voted on.
Christopher Chope also blocked this bill in 2014. He was also responsible for steering through the poll tax in the Thatcher Government, voted against same sex marriage, is a climate change sceptic, called for abolition of Minimum wage in the same year he claimed £136,992 in expenses! and voted against Alan Turin statutory pardon. Voted against a private members’ bill which would have placed restrictions on hospital parking charges for carers. SHAMEFUL!
Here is a letter that one of ADI’s supporters received from Chope – his arrogance is beyond belief !
“Parliamentary protocol dictates that Members ought not to respond to correspondence from non-constituents. Nonetheless, I appreciate the time you have taken to get in touch.
The Government has promised to bring forward Government legislation on the issue of animals in circuses. It was not included in the Queen’s Speech on the grounds that there was a lack of Parliamentary time. The Government has pointed out, however, that, should more time become available during the course of this Session, such a Bill will be brought forward.
In light of the above, the attempt to bring forward this controversial legislation under the Private Member’s procedure is ill-conceived. I believe that it would be unacceptable for such a Bill to receive a Second Reading without any debate in the House of Commons.
I shall continue to put pressure on the Government to honour its promise to bring forward its own legislation.
Christopher Chope OBE MP
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 0207 219 4971
Why not send him an e mail ?
More than 10 years ago there was a public consultation on the use of animals in UK circuses.
Over 84% of the British public wanted circuses to stop using animals in performances. Thanks to people like Chope we have still not got legislation passed to do this – constant talking out in parliament by just a few members of Parliament. Shame on them !
They are supposed to represent us – not be an emperor figure like Trump who only does what he wants !
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