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Write to your MP

Updated Template - 28th November 2023. 

The best way to support the cause is to send an email to your MP. We've done the work for you, so you simply need to copy and paste.

Why do this? We saw positive action at the debate on the 27th and want MPs to be aware that there is an Early Day Motion (meaning some MPs would like the opportunity to debate this legislation properly). The more that add their signature to the Motion, the better!

Step 1

Click here to find your MP's email address.

Step 2

Click here to find out how many people have signed the petition in your area.

(You'll add this number to your email.)

Step 3

Copy and paste the text below into an email and send!

[Subject] 

From a Constituent: EDM (Early Day Motion)114 - XL Bully ban.

[Email Body]

Dear [enter MP title and name]

 

I am a Constituent at [enter your postcode] and I am writing to you regarding the Early Day Motion 114 [1] tabled on 27th November by Sir Christopher Chope OBE, in relation to the XL Bully ban of which the motion text is as follows:

 

That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying that the Dangerous Dogs (Designated Types) (England and Wales) Order 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 1164), dated 31 October 2023, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31 October 2023, be annulled.

I would also like to draw your attention to the petition [2], which has received over 600,000 signatures in total, of which [enter the number of signatures within your constituency] have signed within your constituency alone.

 

This is important to me because [please insert your personal experience/story here – this is important for your MP to read your email].

 

What is absolutely clear is that banning breeds does not bring about the urgent and necessary change needed in the UK to protect the public, promote responsible dog ownership and education, and improve animal welfare. Over 100,000 people are in support of replacing the DDA with a more effective framework [3].

 

I have also included the linked evidence bundle below [4] and [5], used in the EFRA committee meeting regarding the XL Bully ban, which took place on 18th October 2023. Please also refer to the briefing document sent to you from Rosie Duffield MP and other vice chairs of APDAWG on behalf of the APPG for Dog Welfare [6].   

Considering all the evidence as well as the concerns raised by MPs, The Dog Control Coalition, British Veterinary Association, rescue organisations and dog owners, I urge you to add your signature to the Early Day Motion to bring about the urgent need for new and effective legislation in the UK.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[insert your title and full name]

  1. https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/61588/dog

  2. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/643611

  3. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/624876

  4. https://tinyurl.com/EFRA-Evidence 

  5. https://tinyurl.com/Bully-Watch-Debunk

  6. https://tinyurl.com/MP-brief

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