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Lush animal testing protest Woman subjected experiments horrified shoppers

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Jacqueline Traide force-fed and given injections at Lush's Regent St store Eyes stream from irritant and arm bleeds when she tries to resist needle Humiliated and restrained for ten hours in protest against animal testing Shocked onlookers stop to take pictures and video on their mobile phones

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.


Jacqueline volunteered for her starring role in the deliberately shocking performance to underline a campaign aimed at drawing attention to the pain and cruelty inflicted on animals during laboratory tests on cosmetics.

Dressed in nothing but a flesh-coloured body stocking, she was put on display in the shop window of Lush cosmetic store's branch in Regent Street, London, to re-enact widely used tests.

The 'cruelty-free' chain is helping to spearhead a Humane Society International campaign to end cosmetic testing on animals.

Thousands of shoppers, tourists and office workers witnessed Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes university, being roughly manhandled and administered by performance artist Oliver Cronk, dressed as a clipboard-toting lab technician.

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