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Public scientific hearing on animal experiments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 175: tabled on 09 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 99 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House applauds the new Animal Sentience Bill, enshrining in law the ability of animals to experience joy and feel suffering and pain; notes the science-based campaign For Life On Earth with its Beagle Ambassador, rescued laboratory dog Scarlett; is shocked to see the harrowing exposé showing thousands of laboratory dogs intensively bred in the UK and underlines the consequences of the Animal Sentience Bill regarding this; 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 in the pharmaceutical industry, the Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal, the US-based National Cancer Institute which says cures for cancer have been lost because studies in rodents were 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 science fields, to stop the funding of the now proven failed practice of animal experimentation and increase funding for state-of-the-art human-based research, such as human-on-a-chip and gene-based medicine, to prioritise 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
Alba Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
East Lothian
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Gateshead
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
Glasgow South West
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 16 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
South Shields
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
Belfast South
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 23 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2021
Edinburgh West
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
Birkenhead
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Rochdale
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2021
Coventry South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2021
North East Fife
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
East Antrim
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2021
Easington
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2021
South Antrim
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2021
Livingston
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2021
Jarrow
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2021
Dundee West
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2021
Preston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 8 July 2021
North Down
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
City of Durham
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 8 July 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2021
Canterbury
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2021
Streatham
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Dundee East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2021
Ceredigion
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Gordon
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2021
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2021
East Renfrewshire
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2021
Brighton, Kemptown
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Bedford
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Upper Bann
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Glasgow North
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Stockport
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2021
Glasgow Central
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Angus
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Richmond Park
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Glasgow North West
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Lagan Valley
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
St Albans
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 19 August 2021
Wallasey
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Salford and Eccles
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
East Ham
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 23 September 2021
Warrington North
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Twickenham
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Glenrothes
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Inverclyde
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 October 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 October 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Belfast East
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Huddersfield
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Leeds Central
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2021
Alyn and Deeside
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Swansea West
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2021
Ealing, Southall
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 November 2021
Foyle
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hazel Grove
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 17 November 2021
Leicester East
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2021
Harrow East
Benton, Scott
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2021
Blackpool South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Sheffield Central
Sarah Green,
Signed on 30 November 2021
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2021
East Yorkshire
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2021
Aberdeen South
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2021
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.