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Spread Of "mad Cow" Disease To Endangered Zoo Animals

EDM number 751 in 1989-90, proposed by Roland Boyes on 19/03/1990.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Roland Boyes19/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonProposed
Andrew Faulds20/03/1990Warley EastSigned
Win Griffiths20/03/1990BridgendSigned
Peter Hardy21/03/1990WentworthSigned
Bill Michie21/03/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Terry Davis21/03/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Tony Banks21/03/1990Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes21/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Alan Wynne Williams21/03/1990CarmarthenSigned
Alan Meale22/03/1990MansfieldSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/03/1990LeighSigned
John Battle26/03/1990Leeds WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg27/03/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/03/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Keith Bradley27/03/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ian McCartney27/03/1990MakerfieldSigned
David Hinchliffe27/03/1990WakefieldSigned
Peter Pike27/03/1990BurnleySigned
Gordon Oakes27/03/1990HaltonSigned
Terry Patchett28/03/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Eric Illsley28/03/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Alex Carlile28/03/1990MontgomerySigned
John Cummings28/03/1990EasingtonSigned
Jack Thompson28/03/1990WansbeckSigned
Alex Salmond29/03/1990Banff & BuchanSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Allan Rogers18/04/1990RhonddaSigned
Martin Redmond19/04/1990Don ValleySigned
Jimmy Hood19/04/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Kim Howells19/04/1990PontypriddSigned
Robert Parry23/04/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tony Benn24/04/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Alice Mahon26/04/1990HalifaxSigned
Winston Churchill26/04/1990DavyhulmeSigned
Tommy Graham26/04/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
William McKelvey30/04/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
David Blunkett01/05/1990Sheffield, BrightsideSigned

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