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Farm Animal Cloning And Offspring Of Clones

EDM number 265 in 2014-15, proposed by Peter Bottomley on 16/07/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Animal experiments, Animal welfare, Research and innovation and Science.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Peter Bottomley16/07/2014Worthing WestConservativeProposed
Zac Goldsmith16/07/2014Richmond ParkConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale16/07/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Chris Williamson16/07/2014Derby NorthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas16/07/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Bob Russell16/07/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
John McDonnell16/07/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin17/07/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon17/07/2014StrangfordDUPSigned
Mark Durkan17/07/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/07/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz21/07/2014Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/07/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Bob Blackman22/07/2014Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Andrew George22/07/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech01/09/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock01/09/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward02/09/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Diane Abbott03/09/2014Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff15/10/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Crausby21/10/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders24/10/2014TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
David Amess27/10/2014Southend WestConservativeSigned
Frank Field28/10/2014BirkenheadLabourSigned
Mark Williams30/10/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley04/11/2014Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway05/11/2014Bradford WestRespectSigned
Elfyn Llwyd17/11/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Tony Cunningham17/11/2014WorkingtonLabourSigned
Mike Thornton17/11/2014EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson17/11/2014BlaydonLabourSigned
David Wright21/11/2014TelfordLabourSigned
Bill Esterson25/11/2014Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock25/11/2014Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice17/12/2014LivingstonLabourSigned
Jim Dowd17/12/2014Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper05/01/2015West LancashireLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood07/01/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Geraint Davies04/02/2015Swansea WestLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore04/02/2015Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
John Thurso24/03/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland25/03/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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