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Welfare Of Animals In Traditional Circuses

EDM number 1731 in 1992-93, proposed by John Denham on 31/03/1993.

That this House believes that the traditional circus gives rise to enormous concern for the welfare of animals; notes that they are kep for long periods in close confinement in abnormal social groups and with regular transportation; deplores the constant routine of training and performing with such abnormal conditions having been shown to cause suffering and distress among animals which are essentially wild; further notes that, unlike zoos, which are regulated by the Zoos and Licensing Act 1981, there are not legislative standards for the welfare of circus animals; congratulates those local authorities which have sought to prevent circuses with wild animals from performing on publicly-owned land within their areas; and urges the Government to give urgent consideration to enabling local authorities to extend such a ban to all circuses performing within their local authority areas whether on private or public land.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

John Denham31/03/1993Southampton, ItchenProposed
Bridget Prentice31/03/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Andrew Bowden31/03/1993Brighton, KemptownSigned
Simon Hughes31/03/1993Southwark and BermondseySigned
Tony Banks31/03/1993Newham North WestSigned
John Cummings01/04/1993EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes01/04/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Gunnell01/04/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Garrett01/04/1993Norwich SouthSigned
Terry Davis01/04/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Frank Cook01/04/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Eric Clarke01/04/1993MidlothianSigned
Keith Bradley01/04/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale01/04/1993MansfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone01/04/1993Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones01/04/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Nick Harvey01/04/1993North DevonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/04/1993Islington NorthSigned
Jim Dowd02/04/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Janet Anderson14/04/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Martyn Jones14/04/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Robert Parry14/04/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Greg Pope15/04/1993HyndburnSigned
Elfyn Llwyd15/04/1993Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/04/1993LeighSigned
Bill Etherington15/04/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Paddy Tipping15/04/1993SherwoodSigned
John Heppell19/04/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Joan Lestor19/04/1993EcclesSigned
Gerry Steinberg19/04/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Edward O'Hara21/04/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Eric Illsley21/04/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Milburn27/04/1993DarlingtonSigned
Michael Clapham27/04/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Mike Hall28/04/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Diane Abbott06/05/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Jo Richardson12/05/1993BarkingSigned
Audrey Wise26/05/1993PrestonSigned
Eric Martlew08/06/1993CarlisleSigned
Andrew Faulds10/06/1993Warley EastSigned
Tony Benn30/06/1993ChesterfieldSigned

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