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Brutal Treatment of Woman, 24, as She Is Subjected to Animal Tests in Front of Horrified Shoppers

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Shoppers were left horrified today after a woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics at a flagship London store in a protest against animal testing.

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Nicole W. (648)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 10:53 am
wow, powerful statement to make, hope onlookers were getting the message!

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 11:01 am
iam horrified myself looking this fhoto!!!!!!!!!!! can you imagine doing htis to the animals????????????for god sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this have to end for not teast for animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a brutality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 12:21 pm
Wow, I totally admire everyone who was involved in this, especially that woman for putting herself through that horror! I sure do hope that alot of people learned a very valuable lesson from this!

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 6:24 pm
shocking display, I hope people get the message!!!!

Les L. (11)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 7:40 pm
Good for the two of them to get the story out! I hope it is effective.
Thanks Agnes.

Veronica C. (39)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 10:59 pm
That picture looks like a scene from a "Saw" movie.

Anne W. (11)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 11:00 pm
Strong stuff. Thanks to Lush and the volunteer for having the courage to do this. It breaks my heart to think of all the animals going through that - involuntarily - every day.

Virginia Esquer (8)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 11:12 pm
the girls sure had balls to do this, she is just showing what animals endure every single day for years, so this companies need to stop using animals for their stupid barbaric science, they sure start playing with themselves see how that feels.

Shirley S. (179)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 11:59 pm
What a courageous woman!

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 1:17 am
Hopefully people will get the message through their thick heads. Alas, never underestimate the cruelty, selfishness and stupidity of mankind. Thanks Agnes.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 2:46 am
This is what I call taking action, I hope the shoppers was totally shocked, My respect to all concerned - BRAVO.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 2:53 am
Life has value beyond measure
the earth is our shared home
Peace and Love

Sam E M. (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 3:50 am
Horrific. It has visual impact but will it really have made much difference, not so sure, but let's hope so.

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:50 am
She showed immense courage!

Penelope P. (222)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:23 am
It may give the misleading impression that cosmetic products are tested on animals for sale in Europe whereas the testing of cosmetic products on animals was banned in Britain in 1998 and throughout Europe in September 2004.
'It has been established by the European Commission's scientific expert committee that the safety of a finished product can be determined by knowledge of its ingredients. Testing the product on animals is not necessary.
'The cosmetics industry has been at the forefront of the search for alternatives and has led to the development of many non-animal safety tests that are now routinely used for its ingredients.
'It is the cosmetics industry that is now promoting the use of these alternatives in countries that currently require animal testing.

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Cutter Two Wheels (3)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:51 am
this is AWESOME. kudos to that brave woman, and kudos to the lush company. in fact, i need some new lotion. i think i'll go to the lush store in town today. pity the demonstration wasn't done here in the US, where the torture continues (not that animal tested products aren't available in the EU, it's just the testing isn't done there).

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 6:01 am
Thanks for the article.

Frank S. (497)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 6:43 am
@ Robert O.

"Hopefully people will get the message through their thick heads. Alas, never underestimate the cruelty, selfishness and stupidity of mankind. Thanks Agnes"- Robert O.

Right on Robert O!

Sandi C. (233)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 7:29 am

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:37 pm
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:40 pm
I take my hat off to her,she is a very brave lady,making a very important statement.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 12:41 pm
Powerful statement but quite extreme. I prefer to teach kindness through kindness.

Michael T. (82)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 1:13 pm
It is well known that fear is something predators can sense while tracking and pursuing their prey. If predators can smell fear what is happening to the prey physiologically? There is a rise in epinephrine for one thing. But what other chemicals, hormones and soups enter into the blood stream and muscles of an animal that is being killed or treated in horrible ways? Is the presence of these fear based chemicals in the meat we eat actually good for us? I am definitely not a vegan, but it makes me wonder what we are ingesting in meat killed under horrific conditions. Does it make a difference? I don't have any answers but it made me think of these questions.Isn't there a better way?

Angela N. (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 1:59 pm
thank you

michelle l. (41)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 2:34 pm
Great way to get the message of animal cruelty across to the broad population.Heavy handed tactics are the only ones that seem to have an impact.Well done

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 2:42 pm
Doesn't anyone read the article (apart from Penelope) before commenting?

'It may give the misleading impression that cosmetic products are tested on animals for sale in Europe whereas the testing of cosmetic products on animals was banned in Britain in 1998 and throughout Europe in September 2004"

So the stunt was advertising for a cosmetics chain. If they were such wonderfully concerned activists, why didn't they do it in China? Oh right, they would've been sent to a labour camp.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 2:48 pm
Experimentation on humans should be banned.

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 3:11 pm
Once proper biologic models are available on the computers, animal testing should be minimised or eliminated. What a waste!

. (0)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 3:22 pm
Sadly, John Duqesa, Europe is not the the rest of the world. In America, Cover Girl, Estee Lauder, Clairol still test on animals. ADVERTISING for a cosmetics chain? I hardly think so. If you can contribute something that you know, THEN, contribute.

Raven Boyne (3)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:07 pm
What a brave woman. Let her courage help end animal testing.

Caroline Vimla (16)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:22 pm
Truly hope it gets the message across and people would stop providing the demand for products tested on animals.

aj E. (164)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 4:43 pm

Nimue Pendragon (322)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:12 pm
Sometimes this is the only way to get the message across to all the idiots in this world who walk around with their heads in the sand, never giving a thought to all the despicable things that are done to animals for the very worst of reasons. Kudos to this woman for driving the point home!

Jim Phillips (3200)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:22 pm
A rather powerful demonstration what lab animals go through on a daily basis.

Ty, Agnes.

Janet R. (37)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:31 pm
Good, perhaps the people watching will think about the animals giving their lives for humans.

Kate Kenner (214)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:38 pm
Een seeing her I knew that this is what happens to millions of animals and I could barely look at her, this is something that should be done in many places. I hope that some people are amore aware and will think about what they have seen. I would guess ti was a hard thing for her to do knowing the reality about testing.

Kate Kenner (214)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 5:41 pm
Sadly janet , the animals are not giving their lives, their lives are taken from them.

Karen B. (8)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 6:41 pm

janet f. (29)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 6:43 pm
I've never heard of Lush. I just went to their website and there are retail stores right near me in NYC. I'll be trying their products ASAP. I love the fact that they're in your face with a campaign to stop the needless suffering of animals for bullshit cosmetics testing. If animal testing were so important to the safety of cosmetics, how could companies like Lush be selling their products? Buy only cruelty free cosmetics!

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 7:49 pm
Noted, thanks.

Anne K. (134)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 7:52 pm
Awesome. What a brave woman! I hope people "get it" and take action.

Gloria Morotti (14)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 11:16 pm
We shouldn't need to do this.............

Sharon Balloch (127)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 3:56 am
Now that is LOVE...

Ruth C. (263)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 7:19 am
I'm glad that this was done, to show people the reality of animal testing in labs!!

Sofia Natsis (8)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 8:08 am
WOW! Powerful! Hopefully it will get thru to people.

I give credit to those invloved.

Gitte Loeyche (36)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 10:39 am
What a brave woman! I hope this was a huge wake-up call for a lot of passers-by.

Arielle S. (316)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 10:44 am
If this is what it takes....great job! And maybe next time, they'll get some volunteers from the audience!

Henriette Matthijssen (149)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 4:21 pm
Only do to all other beings what you are prepared to experience yourself. True beauty does no harm to no sentient beings & natural is still the most beautiful of all, be yourself. I wear no makeup ever now that I know better. Thanks Agnes.

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday April 26, 2012, 8:08 pm
whatever it takes. Brave woman! if I knew this would work on educating others, I would volunteer myself. If we don't stand for something, is our life ("safe") worth living? I feel we have to do something to pay back for all life has given us.

Lori Udenberg (3)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 11:58 am
Things like this are necessary because there still are a lot of people that don't realize this still happens.I have talked to many people and their response is usually"They still test on animals I thought they quit doing that years ago".

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 28, 2012, 4:36 pm
Thank you for your pain to show the animals pain...the women of this country need to stop using cosmetics from animal testing labs>>>>>check the label before you buy!!!
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