Early day motion 216

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USE OF STRAY CATS AND DOGS IN LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS

That this House is aware that consideration is currently being given by the Government to adopt an EU-wide law permitting the use of stray dogs and cats in laboratory experiments for what are described as `essential studies relating to the health and welfare of animals or serious threats to the environment or to human health'; understands that in 2010 in the UK 3,727 dogs and 152 cats specifically bred for scientific testing were used in experiments in UK laboratories, with such testing also carried out on 10,138 rabbits; believes such practices to be both abhorrent, barbaric and unjustifiable under any circumstances; and calls on the Government to cease giving any consideration to these practices whilst at the same time giving notice to the scientific community that it intends to move quickly towards a total ban on animal experimentation throughout the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 27.06.2012
Bailey, Adrian Labour Party West Bromwich West 04.07.2012
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 25.06.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 18.06.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 20.06.2012
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 03.09.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.06.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 11.07.2012
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 27.06.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.06.2012
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 27.06.2012
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 03.07.2012
Evans, Chris Labour Party Islwyn 04.09.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 20.06.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 26.06.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 19.06.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 02.07.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 26.06.2012
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 15.10.2012
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 27.06.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.06.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 19.06.2012
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 19.06.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 03.09.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.06.2012
McKenzie, Iain Labour Party Inverclyde 19.06.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 18.06.2012
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 26.06.2012
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 26.06.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 16.07.2012
Nash, Pamela Labour Party Airdrie and Shotts 15.10.2012
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 02.07.2012
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 06.07.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 26.06.2012
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 21.06.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 26.06.2012
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 27.06.2012
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 26.06.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 27.06.2012
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 10.07.2012

Amendment 216A1 - USE OF STRAY CATS AND DOGS IN LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS

leave out from `House' to end and add `notes the transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes; observes that the RSPCA report that they have looked very carefully into the use of stray animals for research, and `believe there will not, in fact, be any change to the current situation in the UK - and that the intention of the Home Office remains NOT to allow the use of any stray animals'; endorses this position and encourages the Home Office not to use stray animals for research; understands that animals are used in research for a number of reasons, including trials for potential treatments and medicines for animals as well as humans, research for veterinary purposes into animal diseases, research into ecosystem behaviours and fundamental biological research, which furthers our understanding of how disease mechanisms and biological systems operate; further notes that the use of animals for cosmetic testing is and should remain illegal in the UK; and calls on the Government to support continued efforts to reduce the numbers of animals used in experiments, replace animals used in experiments where possible and to refine experiments to minimise the suffering caused.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 28.06.2012
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 21.11.2012