House of Commons
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RACEHORSE WHIPPING
EDM #713
Tabled 20 January 2015
2014-15 Session
That this House notes that racehorses are routinely beaten with a whip under rules set by the industry's regulatory body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA); further notes that these rules explicitly sanction this violent treatment in order that jockeys may encourage racehorses to improve their chances of winning, even though evidence indicates that whipping for this purpose is counter-productive; further notes that no other animal can be legally beaten in such circumstances and that a 2014 YouGov poll found that 70 per cent of all respondents oppose racehorses being whipped; recognises that, for genuine purposes of safety where other methods have failed to bring a horse under control, a whip can be legitimately employed, as is the case in Norway; and calls on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ensure that the BHA's rules are amended to forbid use of the whip for encouragement or for equivalent reasons.

Signatures (66)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
17 March 2015
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
05 February 2015
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
17 March 2015
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2015
Clark, Katy
Labour
02 March 2015
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
09 February 2015
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
03 February 2015
Connarty, Michael
Labour
25 March 2015
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
11 February 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
23 January 2015
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
10 February 2015
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 March 2015
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
23 March 2015
Davies, Geraint
Labour
23 March 2015
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
05 February 2015
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
23 February 2015
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
12 February 2015
Dowd, Jim
Labour
23 February 2015
Engel, Natascha
Labour
10 February 2015
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
09 February 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
17 March 2015
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
11 February 2015
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2015
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
24 March 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
23 March 2015
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
23 February 2015
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
28 January 2015
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
23 February 2015
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
10 March 2015
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
03 February 2015
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
11 February 2015
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
04 February 2015
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
02 February 2015
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
06 March 2015
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
27 February 2015
Long, Naomi
Alliance
23 February 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
28 January 2015
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
03 February 2015
McDonnell, John
Labour
22 January 2015
McGovern, Jim
Labour
23 February 2015
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
03 February 2015
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
18 March 2015
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
26 February 2015
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2015
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2015
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
10 February 2015
Stringer, Graham
Labour
11 March 2015
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
23 February 2015
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
23 March 2015
Walley, Joan
Labour
09 February 2015
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
25 March 2015
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
23 March 2015
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
09 February 2015
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
29 January 2015
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2015
Williamson, Chris
Labour
04 February 2015
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2015
Wood, Mike
Labour
23 February 2015
Wright, David
Labour
24 February 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion