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World Animal Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 696: tabled on 08 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that 4 October 2020 is World Animal Day, the global awareness day for raising the status of animals in order to improve animal welfare standards; gives thanks to all those people who care for animals; congratulates charities and people who work tirelessly to support and raise awareness of animal welfare; acknowledges the link between cruelty to animals and violence towards humans; notes the tangible benefits of people's relationships with companion animals, as therapy, assistants to people who are blind or disabled, and friends to people who are socially isolated; notes the importance of nature and wildlife conservation and protection; and further notes that through increased awareness and education a world can be created where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare; and encourages everyone to show their support for animals in the lead up to and on World Animal Day itself.

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.

Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2020
Glasgow South West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2020
Bedford
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2020
Stirling
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2020
Foyle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2020
Bath
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Upper Bann
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Lagan Valley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Dundee West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Gordon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Livingston
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Streatham
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Ealing, Southall
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2020
Richmond Park
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 21 September 2020
Canterbury
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 October 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.