House of Commons
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FARM ANIMAL CLONING AND OFFSPRING OF CLONES
EDM #265
Tabled 16 July 2014
2014-15 Session
That this House notes that scientific research shows that cloning entails serious health and welfare problems for both cloned animals and the surrogate mothers who carry them to birth; further notes that most cloned foetuses die during pregnancy or birth and many of those born alive die early in life from deficiencies in their cardiovascular, respiratory or immune systems; further notes that clones will primarily be used as elite breeding animals and it is their offspring that will be farmed for meat or milk; further notes that cloning will probably be used to produce copies of the highest yielding dairy cows and fastest growing pigs despite scientific evidence that traditional genetic selection has already led to major health problems for such animals; believes that the use of the offspring of clones on UK and other EU farms is likely to entrench the use of animals chosen for extreme production traits and risks perpetuating the health problems associated with such traits; and urges the Government to abandon its opposition to the European Commission's proposals for a ban on cloning and the sale of food from clones and to press the EU to also ban the use of the offspring of clones in EU farming and the sale of food from the offspring of clones or, at least, to require such food to be labelled to enable consumers to make informed choices.

Signatures (42)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
03 September 2014
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
27 October 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
17 November 2014
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
22 July 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
05 January 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
17 July 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
21 October 2014
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
17 November 2014
Davies, Geraint
Labour
04 February 2015
Dowd, Jim
Labour
17 December 2014
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
17 July 2014
Esterson, Bill
Labour
25 November 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
28 October 2014
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
05 November 2014
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
22 July 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
04 February 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
15 October 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
01 September 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
07 January 2015
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
21 July 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
01 September 2014
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
17 November 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 July 2014
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
17 December 2014
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
25 March 2015
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
25 November 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2014
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
17 July 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2014
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
24 March 2015
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
21 July 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
04 November 2014
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
02 September 2014
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2014
Wright, David
Labour
21 November 2014
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.