About us Our history 1913 – SSPV raise awareness The SSPV held many meetings and lectures throughout 1913. The Press reproduced many of the lectures throughout the year and therefore spread the message. The meetings included slide exhibitions, lectures, talks about kindness to animals, talks about vivisection and objections to it. There were open air addresses, addresses to particular groups (including medical students), and addresses outside various universities, a Sunday School and sermons in churches. Literature was also distributed.