Michael Fabricant has co sponsored a Bill which received its first
reading yesterday (31st January) which would prevent the sale of
endangered animals over the internet. The Bill was introduced by Mark
Pritchard, the Conservative MP for the Wrekin.
Michael says "It is possible to buy leopards, zebras, sea turtles,
chimpanzees, American Bald Eagles, mountain lions, macaws and many more
endangered species over the internet. The Bill which I have
co-sponsored would prevent their sale over the internet and help protect
endangered species. Internet service providers and search engines like
Google have an important role to play in preventing this evil trade."
The Bill will appear before the House again in May, but is unlikely to
become law immediately owing to lack of Parliamentary time.