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14/10/08

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Students at Freshers’ Fair show they are “Pro-Test”

The success of the Pro-Test stall at Freshers’ Fair shows once again that students are in support of the lifesaving animal research and the new Oxford Biomedical Facility. This builds on the success of Pro-Test at the last Freshers’ Fair, as well as the OUSU referendum in 2006, in which over 90% of students voted to support animal research and new lab(1).

This year the Pro-Test stall proved to be an enourmous success, with well over 700 signatures in a petition of support(2). Pro-test would like to thank everyone who signed, and the hundreds who added that they would like to get involved in the campaign. It was pleasing to see not just science students, but also art and social science students rushing over to sign up and show support for a cause that has obviously appealed to a wide cross-section of the university.

After seeing partner organisations being established overseas, including in the United States this year(3), it was great to see that this issue continues to enjoy huge support in the city where the original campaign was launched. No doubt this success predicts another exciting year ahead for Pro-Test and the hundreds of new members eager to get involved.

FIRST MEETING OF TERM:
Wednesday 15th October.
6-7:30pm
Contact - James@pro-test.org.uk if you are interested in attending and need more details.

Regards

James Burgess

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Notes
(1). http://www.pro-test.org.uk/b2evo/index.php?blog=5&title=90_4_of_oxford_students_support_animal_r&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

(2). The petition stated:
I support necessary Animal Research carried out for medical science
I support the new Oxford Biomedical Research Facility

(3). Pro-Test jointly setup the organisation Speaking of Research with Americans for Medical Progress – http://www.speakingofresearch.org/

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