Saturday 8th December
Meet 12 noon at Martyr's Memorial, Oxford.
On Sat 8th December SPEAK will be holding a demonstration in Oxford to remember Felix and to highlight the plight of the other nine Macaque monkeys who are destined to suffer the same fate as him in the next four years.
Felix was the first sentient being to be put to death by animal research extremists at Oxford University as part of a study set to last five years and involving another nine individuals like him. Felix was brought to the attention of the world after he was shown in a documentary entitled 'Monkeys, Rats and Me'. The footage showed Felix as he was being 'shaped', a euphemistic term for coercion, which necessitated the withholding of food/water in order that he perform a series of repetitive tasks in front of a computer screen. The BBC2 documentary stopped short of following Felix through the remainder of the experiment and with good reason; what would have followed next for him was deliberate brain damaging in a clumsy effort to reproduce the effects of complex neurological diseases in human beings. The net effect of this damage on Felix would render him in a state of fear and bewilderment, which does not even take into account that the Home Office had given Oxford University a licence to cause him and his kind severe/substantial suffering.
Please join us in Oxford to fight for the lives of these innocent, voiceless victims of academic arrogance. Their lives belong to them and no-one else and they have no-one to speak for them but us.
After the demo, join us in the evening!
SPEAK Xmas benefit night - 7pm until midnight
Saturday 8th December, Oxford Rugby Club, North Hinksey
Entrance - £7.50 includes music and vegan food, late bar. Come along and have a great night.