Imagine yourself in a laboratory

Imagine that your skull has been sliced open and part of your brain has been removed. Then imagine that you have spent fifteen years imprisoned in a barren cage denied contact with your own species, never feeling the sun, the wind or the rain on your face, never experiencing the natural world into which your forebears were born, and that you have been experimented on over and over again by your jailers. Without any respite, without any hope. Now imagine that this scenario is being enacted as you are reading this. This isn’t fiction – it’s fact. That’s what animals at Oxford University are forced to endure every day.

Oxford University recently completed an animal research laboratory that can hold 16,000 at any one time for just such experiments.


By supporting SPEAK you are part of a vital struggle: the fight against greed and self-interest; the fight against the brutalisation of the weak and defenseless who cannot speak for themselves. Be a part of something momentous: add YOUR voice to the many who are joining us in our battle to stop vivisection in this country.

SPEAK’s Aims

SPEAK aim to prevent the suffering of animals across the board; it is a grassroots animal rights organisation that takes the fight to the animal abusers themselves. It is not fundamentally a single-issue organisation but its current focus is to end vivisection.

SPEAK is an inclusive campaign and believes that everyone has an important role to play in the fight to end vivisection and beyond – to end all forms of animal abuse. We organise demonstrations and public meetings to ensure the public are kept informed of the fraud and suffering involved in vivisection and we provide information to show people how they can be more pro-active.

SPEAK are pro-science, not anti-science – we just don’t believe animal ‘models’ accurately predict human disease, or that the suffering and death of animals can be justified in the name of a science that many scientists increasingly believe is defunct. Vivisection is archaic; SPEAK believes in supporting progressive and enlightened scientific practices and provides information on the latest scientific developments, which don’t use animals and are cruelty-free.