Speak campaign against Oxford University’s new animal laboratory

Dr Strangelove Here We Come! – Demo report 15th February 06

SPEAK supporters paid a visit to Upper Heyford Industrial Park today in order to seek an answer to the question “Who supplied the crane to the animal torture centre site on South Parks Rd?” It was felt that recent remarks to a construction magazine, by company T, who we are unable to name for legal reasons and who have a depot at Upper Heyford, that “they only make the cranes”, did not constitute a good enough answer. (posted Wednesday 15th February 2006) Read More…

OUP Demo – 13th Feb 06
SPEAK supporters returned to Oxford University Press (OUP) to remind them that we haven’t forgotten them and to remind them that their business with its strong links to the university remains a focus for the campaign. It was immediately evident that since our last visit security had been upgraded by a large steel tower at the main gates complete with cameras and lighting. (posted Friday 14th February 2006) Read More…

Democracy in Action – Demo report 8th Feb

On Wednesday 8th February, SPEAK supporters met at the edge of the exclusion zone on Mansfield Road to demonstrate against Oxford University’s continuing plan to build a new multi million pound vivisection lab, where thousands of animals will be abused and killed in unnecessary experiments. The demo began, noisy as ever, on the opposite side of the road to the site. Megaphones were used to amplify the chant of ‘STOP THE OXFORD ANIMAL LAB’, attracting the attention of everyone in the vicinity and, of course, our constant companions, Thames Valley Police. (posted Friday 10th February 2006) Read More…

Contact the Funders – Part 6

Now more than ever it’s vital that those companies and organisations dealing with Oxford University are told exactly what type of institution they are helping to finance. Some might be forgiven – on reading the lies printed in the newspapers – that it’s the animal rights movement that are involved in wanton acts of violence and the systematic abuse of animals. The truth is the only people indulging in violence against sentient creatures are those employed by Oxford University, who on a yearly basis are responsible for the torture and death of thousands of animals. The truth is out there and it’s up to us to SPEAK that truth, nobody else is going to. Please play your part in stopping Oxford University from torturing more animals. (posted Monday 6th February 2006) Read More…

Zen And The Art Of Security Management
In an article in the Sunday Times on 29th January, the Times reported that “Up to 100 security experts, including former soldiers, have been recruited for “counter-surveillance” operations and protection of key workers” at the South Parks Rd site. Tell us something we don’t know! (posted Wednesday 2nd February 2006) Read More…

Now Wash Your Hands Please!
It seems that the latest in a long line of anti-vivisectionist haters has muscled in on the Oxford lab debacle to try to rise above the mediocrity of his worthless, puerile existence in becoming the organiser of a new pro-vivisection lobby called Pro-test. Sadly – for him, that is, not for us – his ego is seriously over-inflated – ironic, since the only way he appears to be able to get his rocks off is through self-abuse and pornography. (posted Wednesday 1st February 2006) Read More…

TAKING CONTROL – Demo Report 28th Jan 06

On Saturday 28th January, just two weeks after the SPEAK national march and rally, over 100 protestors travelled to Oxford to voice their opposition to the university’s proposed new vivisection laboratory.
Large groups of protestors assembled at various points in the City, one being at the edge of the exclusion zone around the building site on South Parks Road and another one at the Said Business School. (posted Monday 30th January 2006) Read More…

Yet Another Funder Leaves Oxford University!
Another company has reached a moral decision and decided to have nothing to do with an Institution that seems to believe that inflicting untold suffering on animals is acceptable in the 21st Century. SPEAK would like to thank Fluid Gravity Engineering for basing their future financial dealings on ethical considerations. (posted Sunday 29th January 2006) Read More…

More Funders Leave Oxford University
The following statement was received from an organisation that had previously had financial dealings with Oxford University. SPEAK would like to thank the Edingburgh College of Art for taking a moral stand against the systematic torture of sentient creatures. (posted Sunday 29th January 2006) Read More…

SPEAK’ing Out in Sweden

The following is a short statement by activists in Sweden, who are supporting the SPEAK campaign. The struggle for animal rights has become a worldwide campaign and SPEAK can promise that in 2006 the campaign to stop Oxford University increasing their animal abusing capabilities will be fought on many different fronts. Our International repertoire being an important angle to the campaign that we will be expanding on in the coming months. (posted Sunday 29th January 2006) Read More…

Demo Report – 24th January 06
Since building work recommenced on the Oxford animal lab, impromptu demos have taken place almost every day, with protestors travelling from all parts of the country to show their opposition to the university’s plans.
On Tuesday 24th January there was a demo at the proposed lab on South Parks Road which coincided with the erection of the crane. Twenty SPEAK supporters gathered at the site and decided to split into two groups to inform as many people as possible as to what is happening in their city. (posted Saturday 28th January 2006) Read More…

Important Statement from the SNGP
Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs campaign fought for six years to close down a farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire, where guinea pigs were being bred for vivisection. Our aim from the outset was to stop the suffering of these gentle creatures at source, firstly by preventing them from being bred in appalling unsanitary and overcrowded conditions, and secondly – as a direct consequence – to stop them ending up in the vivisectors laboratory where they would be tortured to death. (posted Saturday 22nd January 2006).

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