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Scientific hearing on animal experiments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 25: tabled on 08 November 2023

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House applauds the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022, 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 continuing harrowing exposés that show thousands of laboratory dogs being intensively bred in the UK, underlining the consequences of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022; notes that scientists in the wider scientific community, outside of the animal-based research sector, acknowledge the failure of animal testing in the search for human treatments and cures, and that those experts include pharmaceutical industry scientists, an Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal, the US-based National Cancer Institute, which states cures for cancer have been lost because studies in rodents were believed, and the Food and Drug Administration, which states that nine-out-of-ten new medicines fail to pass human trials because animals cannot predict responses in humans; further notes Doctors Greek and Shanks' Trans-Species Modelling Theory, founded upon the theory of evolution, which explains 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 innocent 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.

Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2023
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2023
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2023
Arfon
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 November 2023
Belfast South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 November 2023
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 November 2023
Falkirk
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2023
Jarrow
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2023
East Yorkshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 November 2023
Glasgow South West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2023
Dundee West
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2023
Canterbury
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2023
Gordon
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
Glasgow South
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
East Lothian
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
Glasgow North East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2023
Birkenhead
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
North Ayrshire and Arran
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
Edinburgh North and Leith
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
Edinburgh East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2023
Liverpool, Riverside
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2023
Streatham
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2023
York Central
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2023
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2023
Ochil and South Perthshire
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2023
Liverpool, Walton
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2023
Belfast East
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2023
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 4 December 2023
North Down
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2023
Bedford
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2023
St Albans
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2023
Salford and Eccles
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2023
East Dunbartonshire
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2023
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 6 December 2023
Islington North
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 December 2023
South Antrim
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2023
Richmond Park
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2023
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2023
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2023
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2023
Easington
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2023
Hemsworth
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2023
Dundee East
McDonald, Andy
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2023
Middlesbrough
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2023
East Renfrewshire
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2023
Edinburgh West
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2023
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2023
Harrow East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2023
Liverpool, West Derby
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2023
East Antrim
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2024
South Shields
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2024
Argyll and Bute
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2024
Stirling
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2024
Cynon Valley
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2024
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2024
Inverclyde
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2024
Glasgow North West
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2024
Twickenham
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2024
Edmonton
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2024
Bath
Dyke, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2024
Somerton and Frome
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Aberdeen South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2024
Cleethorpes

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.