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Welfare Of Farmed Rabbits

EDM number 58 in 2009-10, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 18/11/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Animal welfare.

That this House notes with concern the lack of detailed regulations concerning the welfare of domestic rabbits farmed in the UK; believes that farmed rabbits should not be kept in cages as this practice is not consistent with good welfare; notes that the welfare of farmed rabbits, including breeding does, is improved by housing in enriched group pens that provide greater environmental complexity, freedom of movement and opportunities for social interaction; further believes that rabbits should be provided with sufficient height and floor space to allow them to adopt normal postures such as rearing up on their hind legs and to carry out meaningful exercise such as hopping; supports a provision for solid flooring to reduce foot injuries in rabbits; further believes that all farmed rabbits should have access to environmental enrichment, including hay or straw and wooden sticks or blocks for gnawing, and improved housing design that allows for hiding and retreat; supports the work of the Four Paws organisation in this area; and calls on the Government to introduce regulations to phase-out the keeping of farmed rabbits in cages and to make detailed provisions for their welfare.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Adrian Sanders18/11/2009TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Lynne Jones18/11/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Andrew George19/11/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock19/11/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/11/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/2009Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Russell19/11/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson19/11/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Colin Breed19/11/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke19/11/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor23/11/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
Robert Wareing23/11/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
John Austin23/11/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Paul Holmes23/11/2009ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heyes23/11/2009Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/11/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale24/11/2009MansfieldLabourSigned
Mark Durkan24/11/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ann Cryer25/11/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/11/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds25/11/2009Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Drew25/11/2009StroudLabourSigned
Katy Clark25/11/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
John Leech25/11/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter25/11/2009CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies25/11/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Brian Jenkins26/11/2009TamworthLabourSigned
John Hemming26/11/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian McCartney26/11/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2009GowerLabourSigned
Paul Keetch30/11/2009HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington30/11/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/12/2009North DownUUPSigned
Paul Truswell01/12/2009PudseyLabourSigned
Marsha Singh07/12/2009Bradford WestLabourSigned
Eric Illsley07/12/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Norman Baker07/12/2009LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell08/12/2009East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ian Cawsey08/12/2009Brigg and GooleLabourSigned
Colin Challen09/12/2009Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling10/12/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Charlotte Atkins15/12/2009Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Evan Harris16/12/2009Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/01/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby06/01/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas19/01/2010DagenhamLabourSigned
Martin Horwood26/01/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Natascha Engel22/02/2010North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Anne Begg02/03/2010Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Betty Williams02/03/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Frank Doran10/03/2010Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan11/03/2010Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned

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