House of Commons
The use of live animals for warfare experiments
EDM #291
Tabled 12 March 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes with concern that each year, thousands of animals including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs are experimented on using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that while these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, suffering can continue for hours until the animal dies or is killed; further notes that examples of the symptoms of warfare experiments include bleeding genitals, writhing, substantial incapacitation, gasping, continuous tremor and visible production of saliva; highlights that the suffering is in addition to the standard deprivations of life in a laboratory that include restrictions on movement, inability to choose cage-mates and stress induced by human presence, light and sound; further notes that in 2018 at Porton Down, 1,941 animals were experimented upon for warfare experiments and that 30.2 per cent of those experiments were classified as severe which resulted in the highest level of pain, suffering, distress and lasting harm; and calls on the Government to introduce a ban on the use of live animals for warfare experiments.

Signatures (85)

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.
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
17 March 2020
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
17 March 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
18 March 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
19 March 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
23 March 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
23 March 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
21 April 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
21 April 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 April 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
21 April 2020
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
21 April 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
21 April 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
21 April 2020
Lewis, Clive
Labour
21 April 2020
Oppong-Asare, Abena
Labour
21 April 2020
Mearns, Ian
Labour
21 April 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
21 April 2020
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
21 April 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
21 April 2020
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
22 April 2020
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
22 April 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
22 April 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
22 April 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
22 April 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
27 April 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
27 April 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
27 April 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
28 April 2020
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
30 April 2020
Osamor, Kate
Labour
04 May 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
04 May 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
04 May 2020
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
05 May 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2020
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
06 May 2020
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
11 May 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
18 May 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
10 June 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
10 June 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
11 June 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
11 June 2020
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
11 June 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
11 June 2020
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
15 June 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
16 June 2020
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
16 June 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
16 June 2020
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
17 June 2020
Rees, Christina
Labour
18 June 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
22 June 2020
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
23 June 2020
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
25 June 2020
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
29 June 2020
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
01 July 2020
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
01 July 2020
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
01 July 2020
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
07 July 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
13 July 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
14 July 2020
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
20 July 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
20 July 2020
McCabe, Steve
Labour
20 July 2020
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.