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PUPPIES AND KITTENS IN PET SHOPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 713: tabled on 17 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 recognises that the process of selling puppies and kittens through licensed pet shops as defined under Section 7 of the Pet Animals Act 1951 negatively impacts upon the animals' welfare; notes that it is almost impossible to meet the requirements for these species as advised under Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in a pet shop environment; further notes that displaying puppies and kittens in pet shops encourages impulse purchases where owners do not have an understanding of the full responsibilities of animal ownership and contributes to a surplus of puppies and kittens being bred, rescue pets being disregarded and healthy animals being destroyed; notes that this leaves consumers vulnerable to misleading advertising and conflicts with the Government's advice to always see a puppy with its mother, in its natural environment, and never being sold any younger than eight weeks old; and calls on the Government to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2015
Harrow East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2016
Cynon Valley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2015
Coventry South
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Bristol West
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harris, Carolyn
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
Swansea East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2015
St Albans
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2015
Leeds North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ynys Môn
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
Neath
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 November 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2015
Leicester East
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.