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Use Of Stray Cats And Dogs In Laboratory Experiments

EDM number 216 in 2012-13, proposed by Alan Meale on 18/06/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Animal experiments.

That this House is aware that consideration is currently being given by the Government to adopt an EU-wide law permitting the use of stray dogs and cats in laboratory experiments for what are described as `essential studies relating to the health and welfare of animals or serious threats to the environment or to human health'; understands that in 2010 in the UK 3,727 dogs and 152 cats specifically bred for scientific testing were used in experiments in UK laboratories, with such testing also carried out on 10,138 rabbits; believes such practices to be both abhorrent, barbaric and unjustifiable under any circumstances; and calls on the Government to cease giving any consideration to these practices whilst at the same time giving notice to the scientific community that it intends to move quickly towards a total ban on animal experimentation throughout the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Alan Meale18/06/2012MansfieldLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley18/06/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins19/06/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd19/06/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn19/06/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Iain McKenzie19/06/2012InverclydeLabourSeconded
John Leech19/06/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George19/06/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin19/06/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John McDonnell20/06/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/06/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/06/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan21/06/2012Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Anne Begg25/06/2012Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice26/06/2012LivingstonLabourSigned
Ian Mearns26/06/2012GatesheadLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma26/06/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Michael Weir26/06/2012AngusScottish National PartySigned
Mike Gapes26/06/2012Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner26/06/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
John Hemming26/06/2012Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Hood27/06/2012Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
John Cryer27/06/2012Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jim Dowd27/06/2012Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Dave Watts27/06/2012St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams27/06/2012ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
David Anderson27/06/2012BlaydonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff02/07/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Albert Owen02/07/2012Ynys MLabourSigned
Bill Esterson03/07/2012Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey04/07/2012West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
John Robertson06/07/2012Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Mike Wood10/07/2012Batley and SpenLabourSigned
David Crausby11/07/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Grahame Morris16/07/2012EasingtonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas03/09/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Rosie Cooper03/09/2012West LancashireLabourSigned
Chris Evans04/09/2012IslwynLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn15/10/2012JarrowLabourSigned
Pamela Nash15/10/2012Airdrie and ShottsLabourSigned

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