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Woman Vivisected in London Store Window

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They dragged her along with a rope around her neck and pushed her down on a bench.

It was feeding time for Jacqueline Traide and you could tell from the look on her face she was terrified.

First, they stretched her mouth open with two metal hooks attached to a strap around her head.
The man in the white coat grabbed hold of her ponytail and tugged it until she tilted backwards.

By the time he had finished spooning food down her throat, she was choking, gagging and trying to break free.

For the next ten hours, this attractive, 24-year-old artist was given injections, had her skin abraded and smothered in lotions and potions – then endured having a strip of her hair shaved off in front of stunned onlookers in one of Britain’s busiest streets. (From the Daily Mail)

It happened on Regent Street, in the heart of London’s West End, in the storefront window of Lush Cosmetics, which worked with Humane Society International as part of a global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

The demonstration took place on World Laboratory Animal Day.

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Thousands of shoppers, office workers and tourists watched as Traide, a social sculpture student was treated as a typical laboratory animal would be treated.

Although animal testing for cosmetics was banned in the European Union three years ago, it is still permitted in other parts of the world, including the USA and Canada. In China, animal testing is a legal requirement. And those products easily make their way into the European market.

Traide spoke with reporter Paul Harris just before beginning the demonstration:

Jacqueline, who appeared nervous when I spoke to her before she took up position, remained mute throughout her ordeal – but gave the clear impression that not all her pain was an act.

She told me: 'I hope it will plant the seed of a new awareness in people to really start thinking about what they go out and buy and what goes into producing it.'

Moments later, someone fastened the rope around her neck.

Read the full story at the Daily Mail.

15 comments
ReZamp
ReZamp

Hello, I love reading through your blog,

Shireen
Shireen

This is just wrong. Hurting one human being does not help or make up for the billions of animals hurt everyday. This kind of demonstration just shows how low we've sunk as human beings.

 

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top of foot pain

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top of foot pain

I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

EchoR
EchoR

did you sign yet on www.stopvivisection.eu/en ? You should !!! You can read everything about it on the website. Thank you all, it's for every European Citizen ! EchoR

EchoR
EchoR

did you sign yet on www.stopvivisection.eu/en ? You should !!! You can read everything about it on the website. Thank you all, it's for every European Citizen ! EchoR

StephanieReap
StephanieReap

I would love for the scientists to experience this!

StephanieReap
StephanieReap

I would love for the scientists to experience this!

TRUTH5SEEKER
TRUTH5SEEKER

DEAR  FOLKS:   WARM HOLIDAY GREETINGS !!  

I FOUND AN INTEREST-ING REFERENCE TO VIVISECTION, FROM "The Lancet of September the 19th, 1931": 

A TERRIFY'D MONKEY, WHO FIRST CRYs + SQUEALs, FOR SEVERAL DAYs, THEN KILLs ITs CAGE-MATE, AND FINAL-LY DIES ...

VERY SAD:    THE SOON-ER WE ABOLISH THIS CRUEL + CLUE-LESS PRACTICE,  THE SOON-ER WE WILL BECOME A MORE KIND + GENTLE PEOPLE !!   SINCERE-LY,   MARK "TRUTH-SEEKER"

TRUTH5SEEKER
TRUTH5SEEKER

DEAR  FOLKS:   WARM HOLIDAY GREETINGS !!   I FOUND AN INTEREST-ING REFERENCE TO VIVISECTION, FROM "The Lancet of September the 19th, 1931":  A TERRIFY'D MONKEY, WHO FIRST CRYs + SQUEALs, FOR SEVERAL DAYs, THEN KILLs ITs CAGE-MATE, AND FINAL-LY DIES ... VERY SAD:    THE SOON-ER WE ABOLISH THIS CRUEL + CLUE-LESS PRACTICE,  THE SOON-ER WE WILL BECOME A MORE KIND + GENTLE PEOPLE !!   SINCERE-LY,   MARK "TRUTH-SEEKER"

elizabethdf
elizabethdf

I think it's questionable that they chose a woman instead of a man for this act. In a huge crowd, there will always be one or two people who enjoy seeing things like that happen to women -- and I think it's always a little dangerous (for women everywhere) to feed that interest. I think it would have been better to use a male subject so as to keep to the topic of vivisection without crossing over into the other.    

elizabethdf
elizabethdf

I think it's questionable that they chose a woman instead of a man for this act. In a huge crowd, there will always be one or two people who enjoy seeing things like that happen to women -- and I think it's always a little dangerous (for women everywhere) to feed that interest. I think it would have been better to use a male subject so as to keep to the topic of vivisection without crossing over into the other.    

Atous
Atous

 @elizabethdf I'm on the fence with this one. What about people who like seeing that kind of thing done to men? This being more of a problem with women, I agree about the danger of feeding the kind of interest, but I also think that there will always be fringe people like that and that we shouldn't cater to them specifically. It can be likened to protesting in the presence of one who secretly enjoys murdering those who protest. It'd be ridiculous to ask the protestors to stop doing what they do just to keep that one person from indulging in a good killing spree.My biggest problem with a woman being chosen is that it may have been done to better manipulate the crowd without them being directly aware of it. They probably wouldn't feel as strongly if a man was sitting there instead, crying at the hands of a woman. That being said, it was probably in their best interest to pick a woman because - no matter the kind of attention they get - attention is what they're after.

Atous
Atous

 @elizabethdf I'm on the fence with this one. What about people who like seeing that kind of thing done to men? This being more of a problem with women, I agree about the danger of feeding the kind of interest, but I also think that there will always be fringe people like that and that we shouldn't cater to them specifically. It can be likened to protesting in the presence of one who secretly enjoys murdering those who protest. It'd be ridiculous to ask the protestors to stop doing what they do just to keep that one person from indulging in a good killing spree.My biggest problem with a woman being chosen is that it may have been done to better manipulate the crowd without them being directly aware of it. They probably wouldn't feel as strongly if a man was sitting there instead, crying at the hands of a woman. That being said, it was probably in their best interest to pick a woman because - no matter the kind of attention they get - attention is what they're after.

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