On Saturday, September 1, 2007, activists will gather in Oxford, England, for a march and rally on behalf of an Oxford University captive primate named Felix. Hundreds of protesters will speak out for Felix and others like him. In solidarity with SPEAK, Win Animal Rights is holding a night of action in New York City. On Saturday evening, we will be visiting the homes of employees of Oxford University Press, which provides key financial support for Oxford University and influential members of the Oxford Alumni Association of New York.

This is what the SPEAK campaign writes about Felix:

"Felix is a primate who is currently incarcerated inside Oxford University and will be used in a series of experiments into brain function. The Home Office licence granted for the long-term experiments on Felix allows the infliction of severe/substantial suffering.

Felix has been condemned by Oxford University to live the rest of his life behind bars in a cage that is barely big enough for him. Oxford University will never allow him to see beyond the bars into the natural world where he was born and once lived before being kidnapped and sold to the university. Oxford University will never allow him breathe the fresh air he once did. Oxford University will never allow him to interact and form relationships with his own kind ever again; he will be kept in isolation. His life now will be one of torment and suffering---unless we help him!....

....But there is hope for Felix and you are that hope, we are that hope. Already a sanctuary has agreed to take Felix, help us to 'Free Felix', Felix needs you and we need you to help us. Wherever you live in the UK, Europe or even the World please join us and together we can Free Felix. Felix is a bright sentient individual whose life belongs to him and no one else."
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You can read Felix's story here:

Please join us
Date/Time: Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 5:30 PM
Meeting Place: 66th Street & Broadway (Lincoln Center)

If you cannot join us for the protests, please take a moment to contact both Oxford University Press and the Oxford University Alumni Association of North America and Oxford University Alumni Association of New York. These organizations and individuals have the ability to influence what goes on at Oxford University. Please ask them to use that influence to "Free Felix" and stop the building of new animal labs at Oxford University. As always, please keep all correspondence polite and informative. For photos that can be attached to your e-mail, see the SPEAK website at:

OUP-USA Executive, Editorial, and Sales Offices

Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016 U.S.A.
Phone: 212-726-6000

OUP-USA Administrative Offices

Oxford University Press
2001 Evans Road
Cary, NC 27513 U.S.A.
Phone: 919-677-0977

For Oxford University Press e-mail addresses visit: /highereducation/editors/?view=usa&view=usa

Oxford University Alumni Associations

JoAnn Barbieri
Director of Special Events & Alumni Relations,
University of Oxford North American Office
500 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10110

Phone: 212-377-4900

Guy Spier
President - Oxford Alumni Association of New York
c/o Aquamarine Capital Management
152 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Or you can visit the following page and use the automated form to contact the Alumni Association:

For more info contact Win Animal Rights at:
Call: 646.267.9934 or visit the WAR website at:

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