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PHEASANTS AND PARTRIDGES REARED TO BE SHOT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 566: tabled on 26 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 85 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that every year some 50 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced to be shot for so-called sport, and that a large number of the breeding birds are confined for the whole of their productive lives in crowded metal battery units, known in industry circles as raised laying cages; further notes that these units cause the birds to suffer high levels of injury and premature death, despite them now being enriched; observes that many of the birds are fitted with restrictive face masks that attempt to limit the damage resulting from birds attacking one another because of the stresses caused by these unnatural, confined and unpleasant conditions; further observes that the law and tax regime recognise the game bird industry as primarily a sport rather than a means of food production; agrees with shooting industry spokespeople who have said in the past that the cages not only represent a major welfare problem but are harmful to the reputation of shooting; further notes that a recent YouGov poll found that 70 per cent of respondents oppose the use of cages; believes that there is no justification for causing unnecessary suffering to animals; further observes that the shooting industry can afford to pay for decent conditions for these birds and believes that it has a responsibility to do so; and calls on the Government to introduce a ban on raised laying cages for breeding pheasants and partridges.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2015
Bootle
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Edinburgh West
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2015
Chatham and Aylesford
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Workington
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Swansea West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2015
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2014
Foyle
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Islwyn
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2015
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2015
St Austell and Newquay
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
North Tyneside
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Leeds North East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2014
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Knowsley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Cheadle
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Eastbourne
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 January 2015
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Newport East
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Wells
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Glasgow North West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2014
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2014
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2015
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2015
Bradford East
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
West Bromwich East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
St Helens North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Derby North
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Cardiff Central
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
Walsall North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.