2. Commit to phasing out experiments on sentient animals that
cause extreme suffering, as defined in UK legislation, and
replacing them with humane alternatives.
3. Include the justification for using live animals in experiments in
the Freedom of Information Act.
4. Ensure that all public procurement in the UK is compliant with
high animal welfare standards.
5. Ensure police officers and other public officers in charge of
the enforcement of animal welfare legislation receive relevant
training and maintain funding for the Wildlife Crime Unit.
6. Promote responsible breeding of companion animals to
reduce avoidable diseases and deformities that can result from
pedigree and purebred practices.
7. Support the establishment of an EU-wide harmonised system of
identification and registration of companion animals.
8. Establish an independent regulatory body for horse welfare,
which is separate from the British Horseracing Authority, to
prevent abuse of racehorses and reduce avoidable deaths.
9. Avoid the culling of badgers, or other animals, for public or
animal health reasons. Culling should only be considered as
a last resort and carried out at the minimum necessary level
if clear, independent scientific advice shows that no humane
alternative is available.
10. Ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England and Wales.
11. Ban the use of glue traps which cause prolonged suffering for
12. Ban the sale of ivory and parts of endangered species.
Applicability: England only; except 7 (lines 49-50) and 12 (line 62) which are
Federal; and 5 (lines 43-45) and 10 (line 59) which are England and Wales.
Mover: 7 minutes; summation of motion and movers and summation of any
amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For eligibility and
procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.
The deadline for amendments to this motion - see page 6 - and for requests for
separate votes - see page 3 - is 13.00, Monday 3 September. Those selected for
debate will be printed in Saturday's Conference Daily.
10.25 Policy motion
Chair: Cllr Victor Chamberlain. Aide: Tahir Maher. Hall Aide: Cllr Zoë
O'Connell (Vice Chair, FCC).
Saturday 15 September