House of Commons
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PHEASANTS AND PARTRIDGES REARED TO BE SHOT
EDM #566
Tabled 26 November 2014
2014-15 Session
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.

Signatures (85)

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
17 December 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
17 December 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
28 January 2015
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
16 December 2014
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
23 January 2015
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
05 March 2015
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2014
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
21 January 2015
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
03 December 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
02 December 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
08 January 2015
Clark, Katy
Labour
14 January 2015
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
08 December 2014
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
12 March 2015
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
06 January 2015
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
07 January 2015
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
05 January 2015
Davies, Geraint
Labour
04 February 2015
Dobson, Frank
Labour
14 January 2015
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
17 December 2014
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
12 January 2015
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
18 December 2014
Dowd, Jim
Labour
17 December 2014
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 December 2014
Evans, Chris
Labour
27 January 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
02 December 2014
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
16 December 2014
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
11 February 2015
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2015
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
06 January 2015
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
04 December 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
05 January 2015
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
16 December 2014
Heyes, David
Labour
12 January 2015
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
19 January 2015
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 January 2015
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
08 January 2015
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
05 January 2015
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
17 December 2014
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2015
Lavery, Ian
Labour
05 January 2015
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
05 January 2015
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2014
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
08 January 2015
Long, Naomi
Alliance
20 January 2015
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
04 March 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
08 December 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 March 2015
McDonnell, John
Labour
28 November 2014
Morden, Jessica
Labour
23 February 2015
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
05 January 2015
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2015
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
06 January 2015
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Robertson, John
Labour
02 February 2015
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
18 December 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
05 January 2015
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2014
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
03 December 2014
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
07 January 2015
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
17 December 2014
Stringer, Graham
Labour
05 January 2015
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2015
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
13 January 2015
Walley, Joan
Labour
05 January 2015
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
24 February 2015
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
04 February 2015
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
02 February 2015
Williamson, Chris
Labour
16 December 2014
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2015
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
08 January 2015
Wood, Mike
Labour
15 January 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion