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Spread of "Mad Cow" Disease to Endangered Zoo Animals

EDM (Early Day Motion) 751: tabled on 19 March 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its great concern at the spread of mad cow disease as highlighted by Zoo Check; is horrified that five animals, an eland, gemsbok, nyala, kudu and endangered Arabian oryx have died since 1986, with the most recent cases, the oryx and kudu being recorded at London Zoo in March and October 1989, respectively; notes that while steps have been taken to limit the outbreak, the secrecy surrounding this devastating situation should be of great concern to all involved in wildlife conservation; calls upon the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, to act urgently to ensure that bovine spongiform encephalopathy in zoo stock should be an internationally notifiable disease to be registered with the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Health Organisation, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens; that there should be an immediate ban on the movement of all potentially at risk species between collections, both nationally and internationally, pending further information about the transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and use of infected foodstuffs; that the National Federation of Zoos, immediately release details to all zoos, federation and non-federation , about the cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy so far uncovered; that urgent recommendations be made to zoos around the world concerning the recycling of zoo animals; and that all animals from recognised at risk species which to this date, have been transferred between collections in this country and abroad should be located, identified and monitored.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Manchester, Withington
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 1990
Montgomery
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1990
Davyhulme
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1990
Leyton
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1990
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1990
Warley East
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 March 1990
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1990
Wentworth
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Wakefield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Clydesdale
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Pontypridd
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Barnsley Central
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Hartlepool
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1990
Halifax
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1990
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Nellist, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1990
Coventry South East
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Barnsley East
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Burnley
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Don Valley
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Rhondda
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 1990
Banff and Buchan
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Wansbeck
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1990
Carmarthen

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.