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Jun 8, 2010

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Protest
Location:United Kingdom

He's  great guy - please show him support (I'll send him all your comments and link to the share)

He's been on hunger strike from yesterday, drinks only water but the worst is that the last night was very cold, it rained all night.

The strike is against a builder of a new Leicester Animal Lab: Willmott Dixon


An activist has today begun a hunger strike outside the office of Willmott Dixon in Coleshill in protest at the involvement in the construction of a new animal lab at the University of Leicester.

A local campaigner commented "Midlands Animal Rights activists want to mount the pressure on the company, and a 3 - 5 days hunger strike will start as of Monday 7th June 2010 at 12 noon outside of their site. We are hoping to publicise this in the local press as much as possible in order to expose Willmott Dixon to the public and thus further the pressure on them to pull out of their contract in helping to build the new vivisection laboratory for Leicester University."

Please lend your support by attending, or contacting Willmott Dixon in disgust at their involvement in the new lab:
Chantry House,
High Street,
West Midlands
B46 3BP
Tel: 01675 467 666"

Write a comment to support Jon

Visit the site for more info and take action to stop the LAB!!!

Contact Willmott Dixon on the details below to ask them to stop building the new lab - sample letter below


To Whom It May Concern,

    I write to you to express my concern about the role Willmott Dixon are playing in the construction of Leicester University's new animal laboratory. If Willmott Dixon continue in their role as main Contractor on the project then they will be responsible for the deaths of thousands of animals in the future.
    It is known that Wllmott Dixon management have sent an internal email in which they state the new lab will only be using rodents, this is a blatant lie as Leicester staff have confirmed to protesters that mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits will be used initially and then there are plans to use dogs in the future. Willmott Dixon cannot know what the building will be used for in the future and should not risk having anything on their conscience, the only way to do this is to stop your contract with Leicester University immediately.
    The scientific community has expressed large concerns about the reliability of drugs tested on animals as the genetic make up between species is so hugely different and in one study 80% of GP's expressed concerns about the reliability of animal testing, these are the people who will witness the side effects and are in one of the best positions to judge.
    Please Do all you can to get your company to pull out of construction at Leicester University.


[insert name]

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Posted: Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:00 am
Tags: animal uk testing animaltesting animalrights welfare unitedkingdom leicester ANIMALEXPERIMENTS willmottdixon [add/edit tags]

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Catherine Turley (193)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:49 am
i couldn't see where to leave a comment for jon. contact the media to cover the strike:

MARIA P. (100)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:50 am
I will definitely send the letter and I pray for this man to have the courage to go on with his fight. We need these people. Thank you Joanna and a big thank to this man!

Margaret S. (69)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:57 am
Joanna,i have sent the emails.
I admire your friend very much,to stand against the horrors that WILL happen to these poor animals,i really hope that this will be stopped.
Just want to add,i hope your friend will not take this too far,as we need people like him alive not dead,please take care of yourself fellow activist.
Thank you Joanna.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:58 am

Catherine Turley (193)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 10:04 am
i got it. you're going to give him the share link.

dear jon, you are not only the voice of the animals, but the voice of those who want to protest, but can't. we can't thank you enough. publicity brings change, and this is the best way to get it. you are inspiring.

FulviaAway M. (331)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 12:13 pm
Sent emails. Thank you!

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 12:48 am
i've sent the email to Willmott Dixon, but also a modified one to the university of Leicester itself; email addresses :,,,,,,,

JON : well done, but think of your own health too : we'll need you for lots more actions !

Elaine Robinson (131)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 1:01 am
I phoned them both. first was I only answer the phone 2nd they put the phone down on me I amongst friends will be blastering them with letters emails

Elaine Robinson (131)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 1:09 am
Jon I fully support you on your hunger strike the lab will kill many - We are all rooting you and fighting to get lab building stopped

Cristina S. (338)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 1:25 pm
Messages sent. Thanks, Joanna!

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 3:22 pm
from Jon to ALL:
Completed a 3 day hunger strike including sleeping outside the offices of Willmott Dixon against them in protest of the new vivisection laboratory being built at Leicester University. With around 5 newspapers reporting, tons of support from a now much more aware public, and tons of support from activists, it's been tough but a brilliant outcome! Thanks everyone for your support, you lot made it so much easier!

Mary A. (27)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 3:31 pm
Will send the email now! Thank you, Jon! You are an inspiration and the animals thank you as well! I wish I had half your strength and dedication!

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 3:51 pm
There is an article - please leave a comment

mary f. (181)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 1:16 am
emails sent

Margaret S. (69)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 2:36 am
Tried to leave comment.....
Your search - ... - did not match any documents.

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 3:58 am
Margaret did you paste the whole link?

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 3:59 am

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday June 10, 2010, 4:09 am
a message from Jon to all of you:
"Oh wow, that's absolutely brilliant of you!!! To know that people around the globe support the action is just phenomenal really, it's absolutely amazing! :D

Can't thank you enough. WD will of hated the emails and stuff!

Nice work!"

Jon sends you all a massive thank you and says that your support is very appreciated.Tere was lots of press attention, public made aware and support from the public too.

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Sunday June 13, 2010, 10:18 am
Letters sent with thanks Joanna!

Pam F. (227)
Friday June 18, 2010, 7:11 am
I sent the email, but there was nowhere to comment on the article.
To Jon - you're an inspiration! And even though your hunger strike is over, I'm sure you'll be keeping up the fight.....
Good onya, mate!!! We need more like you.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday July 1, 2010, 5:25 am
How sick am I just to look at pictures!. How do those scientists or whatever actually do it?


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