I WRITE in connection to the report on the Animal Rights demo outside the Swindon phone shop (SA, October 14).

I would just like to thank the people of Swindon for their overwhelming interest and support during our protest against Vodafone's involvement in the vivisection industry - by standing to listen to the two speeches, by their discussion, by accepting our leaflets and the very important fact that campaigner Trevor Holmes' rousing speech received from the general public a long and hearty round of applause, plus congratulations and handshakes.

I have never attended a demonstration where the general public have been so compassionate towards the plight of laboratory animals as those in Swindon and I am proud of the fact that those who were with us on Friday afternoon know the level of our legal, peaceful demonstration.