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A public scientific hearing on animal experiments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 250: tabled on 04 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the science-based campaign, For Life On Earth, with its Beagle ambassador, rescued ex-laboratory dog Scarlet; congratulates Scarlet on winning the Animal Hero, Inspirational Animal of the Year Award 2018; further notes that the latest Home Office figures show that the numbers of dogs used in UK experiments increased from 2,496 dogs in 2017 to 2,909 dogs in 2018; notes that scientists in the wider scientific community outside the animal-based research sector openly acknowledge the failure of animal testing in the search for human treatments and cures, and that those experts include scientists working in the pharmaceutical industry, the Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal, the US-based National Cancer Institute, which says that cures for cancer have been lost because studies in rodents have been believed, and the Food and Drug Administration which states that 9 out of 10 new medicines fail to pass human trials because animals cannot predict responses in humans; notes Doctors Greek and Shanks' Trans-Species Modelling Theory, founded upon the theory of evolution, explaining why animals fail as predictive models of humans; and urgently calls on the Government to mandate a rigorous public scientific hearing, judged by independent experts from the relevant fields of science, to stop the funding of the now proven failed practice of animal testing and enable funding to finance state-of-the-art human-based research, such as human-on-a-chip and gene-based medicine, in order to prioritise the arrival of effective treatments and cures for human patients and stop the suffering of laboratory dogs and other animals.

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.

MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
East Lothian
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Edinburgh East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Belfast East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2020
Easington
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Glasgow Central
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Stirling
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Aberdeen South
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2020
Streatham
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 April 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2020
Richmond Park
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 May 2020
Upper Bann
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 May 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
West Lancashire
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Aberdeen North
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow North West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2020
Bath
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2020
Ceredigion
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2020
Huddersfield
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
East Renfrewshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
South Shields
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Preston
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Hemsworth
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Angus
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2020
St Albans
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Midlothian
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
Twickenham
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2020
Hartlepool
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2020
Ealing, Southall
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.