House of Commons
A public scientific hearing on animal experiments
EDM #250
Tabled 04 March 2020
2019-21 Session
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.

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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
27 April 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
27 April 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Morris, Grahame
Labour
27 April 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
28 April 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
29 April 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2020
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
04 May 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 May 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
11 May 2020
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
11 May 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
11 May 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
12 May 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
18 May 2020
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
21 May 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
21 May 2020
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
21 May 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
03 June 2020
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
09 June 2020
Trickett, Jon
Labour
22 June 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
22 June 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
22 June 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
29 June 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
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