“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!
Yes I’ve had over my alcohol limit on these tablets only because I forgot that my tolerance is lower on these as last time i didn’t drink or had one or two as i didn’t like drink then. This is new ok I’m happy just anxious. I didnt realise so I didn’t know it would be different. Just shut up.
Ryan went to visit his son at Hasbro Children’s Hospital today. His son was on the floor playing with his wrestling action figures and Taylor Swift. She spent 5 hours visiting, playing and singing with the kids. Asked for no publicity. A special day for the kids from a special lady. (x)
Not sure how to look at today… Officially having a relapse with my anxiety and I’m back on fluoxetine or whatever it is. One side: I want my anxiety to go away. Other side: I’m back on meds and I never wanted to again. But they help. But they make me feel so numb and empty. There’s too many sides and I’m scared. I’m mentally ill…. Again…. But hey relapse is a part of recovery I guess.. Shame it took almost 2 years for my first proper relapse so I thought I got away with it.
When not to sing Let It Go…
WHAT KIND OF SADISTIC MONSTER CREATED THIS!!!
"Not your awkward but just me… I’m awkward."
I just absolutely love Anna’s face in this scene.
All her life, Anna has probably been told she was awkward, and not behaved like a princess would. She was very clumsy, and talkative, and just not very princess like. She thought that when she’d find her prince, he would be so sophisticated and help her become sophisticated. She thought she was the only awkward person around…
Kristoff is the opposite of what she imagined as a little girl. He’s gruff, and big, and grumpy at times. But most of all: he’s awkward too. He’s as nervous as she is when he sees her. He’s nervous to kiss her. He’s rambling. Like she does. He’s just like her.
And she realizes that maybe she doesn’t need a prince to "fix" her. Maybe she doesn’t even have to be fixed. As long as Kristoff is here, accepting her awkward ness, and acting as awkward as she…
She can be whatever she want to be.
Arendelle concept art by James Finch and real-world inspiration from Norway.
Apparently, if Elsa wasn’t born with ice powers, she would look like her mother, according to Frozen directors. Ain’t that cool? I love that somehow.
So here, have a
super sketchybrunette Elsa (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ～
My gif -stolen tho ofc- i’ll just post it again myself