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Public scientific hearing on animal experiments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 278: tabled on 12 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 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 Betsy; 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, 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 nine 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 calls on the Government to mandate a rigorous public scientific hearing, judged by independent experts from the relevant science fields, to cease 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.

Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Ceredigion
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 18 July 2022
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Leyton and Wanstead
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2022
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2022
Gordon
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2022
St Albans
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Leeds Central
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2022
Edinburgh East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2022
Bath
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 21 July 2022
North Down
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2022
Islington North
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2022
North East Fife
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow South
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
Richmond Park
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Birkenhead
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
East Lothian
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North East
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Belfast East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Battersea
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Bedford
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Cynon Valley
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
East Antrim
Grady, Patrick
Independent
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
East Renfrewshire
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
South Antrim
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Streatham
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Weaver Vale
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
York Central
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2022
Edinburgh West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2022
Rochdale
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2022
Hemsworth
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2022
Kingston and Surbiton
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2022
Coventry South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2022
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2022
Easington
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2022
South Shields
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 November 2022
Belfast South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2022
Swansea West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2022
City of Durham
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2022
Orkney and Shetland
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2022
Dundee East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2022
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 December 2022
Foyle
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2022
Huddersfield
Timms, Sir Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2022
East Ham
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Brighton, Pavilion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.