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The global wildlife trade and prevention of future zoonotic pandemics

EDM (Early Day Motion) 873: tabled on 10 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the increased risks of future pandemics from the continued exploitation and commodification of wildlife in the global wildlife trade; further notes that zoonotic diseases are responsible for over two billion cases of human illness and over two million human deaths each year, that sixty percent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic and that seventy percent of these are thought to originate from wild animals; understands that the trade in wild animals is the likely cause for the emergence of the covid-19 pandemic and that the over-exploitation of wildlife has been identified as one of the dominant drivers of biodiversity loss; considers that this is not the first time that infectious zoonotic diseases have been linked to wild animals in recent years with SARS, Ebola and MERS all believed to have passed from wildlife to humans; and calls on the Government to show global leadership to ensure a pandemic like this never happens again by utilising the opportunity of the G20 meeting of world leaders in November to call for a ban of the international commercial trade in wild animals and wild animal products, and to work with other Governments, global institutions and bodies elsewhere to bring about an end to the global wildlife trade.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2020
Livingston
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2020
East Lothian
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2020
Knowsley
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 September 2020
Midlothian
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2020
Romford
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 September 2020
Dundee West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 September 2020
East Renfrewshire
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 September 2020
Glasgow South
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 September 2020
Ceredigion
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 September 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 September 2020
Rochdale
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 28 September 2020
East Yorkshire
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 September 2020
Aberdeen South
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 September 2020
Glasgow Central
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 September 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 September 2020
Arfon
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 September 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 September 2020
Belfast East
Wakeford, Christian
Conservative
Signed on 29 September 2020
Bury South
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 September 2020
Orkney and Shetland
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 September 2020
Bath
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 September 2020
East Antrim
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 30 September 2020
South Shields
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 September 2020
Edinburgh East
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 September 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 October 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 October 2020
Twickenham
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 5 October 2020
Dagenham and Rainham
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 October 2020
Central Ayrshire
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2020
Hartlepool
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 October 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2020
Edinburgh West
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 October 2020
Aberdeen North
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 October 2020
Angus
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2020
Edmonton
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 7 October 2020
Chatham and Aylesford
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 October 2020
South Antrim
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 October 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Hammersmith
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Glasgow North West
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Gordon
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Foyle
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2020
Sheffield South East
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2020
Glasgow East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2020
Streatham
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2020
Preston
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 October 2020
Belfast South
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2020
Ealing, Southall
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Cardiff West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2020
Bedford
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2020
Alyn and Deeside
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2020
Sheffield, Hallam
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2020
Jarrow
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2020
Glasgow North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.