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Sheffield students target P&G at graduate fair
Last week, students at the Sheffield Universities Careers Fair confronted Procter & Gamble about their animal testing.
Members of Sheffield Animal Friends (SAF) unfurled a banner in front of the company's stall, reading 'Procter & Gamble poison animals'. They also gave out leaflets to students, informing them about the cruelty behind P&G's corporate facade.
The protest was witnessed by hundreds of students on the day, and made the front page of Sheffield University's newspaper, the Forge Press.
Sheffield Animal Friends have targeted P&G in the past, conducting demonstrations around the city for the annual Boycott P&G Day and joining in with Uncaged's campaign against the shampoo Herbal Essences. A member stated that:
The protest against P&G was part of a concerted effort to raise awareness of the unethical practices of graduate recruiters, and occurred alongside protests against companies with poor records on the environment and workers' rights. A coalition of activist groups stated their opposition to the use of the university as a space where multinational companies "can promote themselves as attractive future employers for Sheffield students without being held to account for their records". The recent wave of student activism in Sheffield has been mirrored elsewhere, with recent protests at careers fairs in Manchester, Nottingham and St Andrews.
If you would like P&G campaign materials to distribute where you are, please email Uncaged at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0114 283 1155. Alternatively, you can download leaflets, posters and petitions in 11 different languages at www.boycottpandg.co.uk/download.asp
Uncaged Campaigns 11.11.08