“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”
For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com”
I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT!
this is important
This is why I desperate want to campaign with Lush.
and if you’re not…
1. You don’t care about animals feelings?
2. Are you a control freak or fascist?
3. Why don’t you care about the environment?
4. You might as well torture, kill, and eat the family pet…
5. Not health conscientious, eh?
6. I guess not.
7. You’re more interested in instant gratification, I see.
8. So much more interested, that you don’t care about your longevity. To you, taking six minutes to eat a “delicious” ham sandwich is more valuable than a long, satisfying life. Weird.
9. When you have heart disease, will this even be important?
10. If you don’t care about the animal holocaust, why would I expect you to care about global starvation?
"Excuse me, sir, but I would like to talk to you about the AVENGERS Initiative."
hE LANDS ON HIS GODDAMN FEET WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU A SORCERER SIR
this is some GTA shit.
This guy probably does gymnastics/parkour/tricking
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