Early day motion 522

RESCUE OF SUN BEARS BY EDINBURGH ZOO

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Total number of signatures: 27

Anderson, David Bottomley, Peter Campbell, Gregory Caton, Martin
Coaker, Vernon Crockart, Mike Davidson, Ian Dobbin, Jim
Dodds, Nigel Dowd, Jim Goldsmith, Zac Gray, James
Gwynne, Andrew Hamilton, David Hancock, Mike Hopkins, Kelvin
Leech, John MacNeil, Angus McDonnell, John Meale, Alan
O'Donnell, Fiona Owen, Albert Pound, Stephen Rosindell, Andrew
Sharma, Virendra Stephenson, Andrew Wilson, Sammy

That this House congratulates Edinburgh Zoo for their magnificent efforts in bringing two sun bears, Rotana and Sommang, to Scotland after they were rescued from inhumane treatment in Cambodia; commends the work of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in ensuring the safe transfer of the bears to the United Kingdom; notes the importance of such institutions in providing a safe environment for rare animals; and acknowledges the great achievements by the staff at Edinburgh Zoo in educating people about the importance of wildlife conservationand animal welfare.