House of Commons
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WELFARE OF FARMED RABBITS
EDM #58
Tabled 18 November 2009
2009-10 Session
That this House notes with concern the lack of detailed regulations concerning the welfare of domestic rabbits farmed in the UK; believes that farmed rabbits should not be kept in cages as this practice is not consistent with good welfare; notes that the welfare of farmed rabbits, including breeding does, is improved by housing in enriched group pens that provide greater environmental complexity, freedom of movement and opportunities for social interaction; further believes that rabbits should be provided with sufficient height and floor space to allow them to adopt normal postures such as rearing up on their hind legs and to carry out meaningful exercise such as hopping; supports a provision for solid flooring to reduce foot injuries in rabbits; further believes that all farmed rabbits should have access to environmental enrichment, including hay or straw and wooden sticks or blocks for gnawing, and improved housing design that allows for hiding and retreat; supports the work of the Four Paws organisation in this area; and calls on the Government to introduce regulations to phase out the keeping of farmed rabbits in cages and to make detailed provisions for their welfare.

Signatures (52)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
15 December 2009
Austin, John
Labour
23 November 2009
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
07 December 2009
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
02 March 2010
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2009
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2009
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
08 December 2009
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
26 November 2009
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
08 December 2009
Challen, Colin
Labour
09 December 2009
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
25 November 2009
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
06 January 2010
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
19 January 2010
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
25 November 2009
Davies, Dai
Independent
25 November 2009
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
25 November 2009
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
25 November 2009
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
10 March 2010
Drew, Mr David
Labour
25 November 2009
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
24 November 2009
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
22 February 2010
Etherington, Bill
Labour
30 November 2009
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
26 November 2009
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
01 December 2009
Heyes, David
Labour
23 November 2009
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
23 November 2009
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 January 2010
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
26 January 2010
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2009
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
07 December 2009
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
26 November 2009
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2009
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2009
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
26 November 2009
McDonnell, John
Labour
24 November 2009
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
24 November 2009
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
10 December 2009
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2009
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
11 March 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
19 November 2009
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
07 December 2009
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
01 December 2009
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
23 November 2009
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
02 March 2010
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.