House of Commons
BIRDS REARED IN CAGES TO BE SHOT FOR SPORT
EDM #967
Tabled 22 February 2018
2017-19 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 unnatural, unpleasant, 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; notes that some operators are still using barren cages, contrary to the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds; observes that many of the birds are fitted with restrictive face masks in an attempt to limit the damage resulting from stressed birds attacking one another; further observes that the law and tax regime classify the game bird industry primarily as sport rather than a means of food production; notes that leading welfare groups, including Animal Aid, Compassion in World Farming, the League Against Cruel Sports and the RSPCA, call for an end to the use of those cages; notes that a 2014 YouGov poll found that 77 per cent of respondents opposed the use of cages; believes that this type of cruelty to animals has no place in a civilized society; and calls on the Government to introduce a ban on raised laying cages for breeding pheasants and partridges.

Signatures (107)

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.
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
17 October 2018
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
07 March 2018
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
11 October 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
04 September 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
29 March 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
19 July 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
26 April 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
04 September 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
11 June 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
11 May 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
07 March 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
11 July 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
04 June 2018
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
13 March 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
06 March 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
12 June 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
16 May 2018
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
26 April 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
05 June 2018
Janet Daby,
09 October 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
16 May 2018
Davies, Geraint
Labour
21 May 2018
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
02 May 2018
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
12 September 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
13 March 2018
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
11 July 2018
Evans, Chris
Labour
09 July 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
27 February 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2018
Field, Frank
Labour
02 May 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
28 February 2018
Frith, James
Labour
14 May 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
09 October 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
05 March 2018
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
23 April 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
21 May 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
27 April 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
09 May 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
13 March 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
01 May 2018
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
26 April 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
24 April 2018
Jones, Graham P
Labour
05 June 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
15 May 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
21 June 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
27 June 2018
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Independent
14 March 2018
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
18 June 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
28 February 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
04 September 2018
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
04 September 2018
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
05 September 2018
Mann, John
Labour
30 April 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
22 March 2018
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
06 September 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
12 June 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
21 May 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
09 October 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
18 July 2018
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
16 April 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
04 September 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
01 May 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
20 March 2018
Owen, Albert
Labour
25 April 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
24 April 2018
Perkins, Toby
Labour
09 October 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
25 April 2018
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
30 April 2018
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
25 April 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
27 February 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
28 February 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
15 May 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
15 May 2018
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
28 February 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
23 May 2018
Smith, Owen
Labour
05 September 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
12 March 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
04 September 2018
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
24 April 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
14 May 2018
Stringer, Graham
Labour
05 September 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2018
Tami, Mark
Labour
11 June 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
25 April 2018
Twist, Liz
Labour
17 May 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
09 October 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
02 July 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
22 October 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
04 September 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
04 June 2018
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
05 March 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
08 May 2018
Woodcock, John
Labour
19 December 2018
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
31 January 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion