House of Commons
USE OF ANIMALS FOR WARFARE EXPERIMENTS
EDM #2113
Tabled 26 February 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with concern that, each year, thousands of animals of various species including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs, are experimented upon using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that, whilst these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, that the animal's suffering can continue for hours until the animal dies, or is killed, and that an example of the symptoms from exposure to such weapons has included writhing, substantial incapacitation, no meaningful voluntary movement, gasping, continuous tremor, production of tears and visible production of saliva; further notes that the suffering so endured is in addition to the standard deprivations of life in a laboratory, restriction on movement, inability to choose cage-mates, inescapable stressors, such as human presence, light and sound; further notes that, in 2017 alone, at Porton Down, 3,865 animals were experimented upon for purposes including medical countermeasures to biological and chemical agents, the detection and identification of biological agents; and calls on the Government to introduce a ban on the use of living animals for warfare experiments.

Signatures (103)

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.
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
28 February 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
28 February 2019
West, Catherine
Labour
28 February 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
28 February 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 February 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
28 February 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
01 March 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
01 March 2019
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
04 March 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
04 March 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
04 March 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
04 March 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
04 March 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
04 March 2019
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
04 March 2019
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
04 March 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
04 March 2019
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
04 March 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 March 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
05 March 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
05 March 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
05 March 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
06 March 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
06 March 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
06 March 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
06 March 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
07 March 2019
Williamson, Chris
Labour
07 March 2019
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
07 March 2019
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
07 March 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
10 March 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
11 March 2019
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
11 March 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
11 March 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
11 March 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
11 March 2019
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
11 March 2019
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
12 March 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
12 March 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
14 March 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
14 March 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
15 March 2019
Timms, Stephen
Labour
18 March 2019
Tami, Mark
Labour
18 March 2019
Streeting, Wes
Labour
18 March 2019
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
19 March 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
20 March 2019
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
21 March 2019
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
21 March 2019
Daby, Janet
Labour
22 March 2019
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
25 March 2019
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
25 March 2019
Perkins, Toby
Labour
26 March 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
29 March 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
29 March 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
01 April 2019
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
01 April 2019
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
02 April 2019
Evans, Chris
Labour
03 April 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
09 April 2019
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
09 April 2019
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
09 April 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
09 April 2019
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
10 April 2019
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
12 April 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
16 April 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
23 April 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
23 April 2019
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2019
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
30 April 2019
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
01 May 2019
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
09 May 2019
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
13 May 2019
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
14 May 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
15 May 2019
Smith, Owen
Labour
16 May 2019
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
20 May 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
23 May 2019
Madders, Justin
Labour
30 May 2019
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
04 June 2019
Owen, Albert
Labour
05 June 2019
Ruth Jones,
07 June 2019
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
10 June 2019
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
10 June 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
21 June 2019
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
25 June 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2019
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
27 June 2019
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
02 July 2019
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
03 July 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
04 July 2019
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
15 July 2019
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
17 July 2019
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
17 July 2019
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
17 July 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion