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Wild Animals Circus Ban In Scotland

EDM number 1337 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 05/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Leisure and Wildlife.

That this House commends the Scottish Government for acting to ban the use of wild animals in circuses by means of the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018 which came into effect on 28 May 2018; notes that this measure was passed unanimously in the Scottish Parliament, following a public consultation conducted by the Scottish Government which revealed 98 per cent. of respondents backed a ban; further notes that this historic announcement makes Scotland the first UK nation to institute such a ban; applauds this action in demonstrating to the wider world that Scotland is one of the growing number of countries that no longer condones the use of wild animals in this way; appreciates that this action is founded upon concern for animal welfare; notes the significant concerns of animal welfare groups about wild animals in circuses experiencing suffering and abuse; recognises that the transient nature of circuses prevents the provision of the facilities necessary to keep animals physically and psychologically healthy; and understands that Animal Defenders International has called upon other UK nations to follow Scotland's lead on this issue.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Patricia Gibson05/06/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Martyn Day06/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Tim Farron06/06/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts06/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Martin Docherty06/06/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens06/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden07/06/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan07/06/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands07/06/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown07/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards07/06/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Lisa Cameron11/06/2018East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law11/06/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hill11/06/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell13/06/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman14/06/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Christine Jardine14/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Ruth George14/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned

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