Within the topic of animal cruelty I would particularly like to focus towards animal testing and how humans use animals to benefit themselves. This topic is important to be as animals do not deserve to be treated the way we treat them. How would you feel to just be thrown around like your nothing? Treated like a prisoner even though you have committed no crime? We can’t explain why were causing them all this pain and if we could what would you say? Humans continue use animals for their advantage, but animals feel pain aswell they have emotions just like us. They want to live just like we do and the way we treat them is just no life at all.
I read an article about a woman who volunteered to be subjected to harsh animal tests in a display in the shop window of Lush cosmetic store’s branch in Regent Street, London. Shoppers were horrified by the sight they saw, bringing attention to them the reality of what happens to animals behind closed doors. This artist was force fed, pushed and pulled around, given injections, had her skin abraded and smothered in lotions and potions, then endured having a strip of her hair shaved off in the front for ten long hours. Before the performance she stated ”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.” She definitely accomplished this as some people couldn’t even bear to watch any longer. This act of bravery being publicly humiliated and restrained affected so many people bringing the truth to their eyes and I’m sure many of those people though twice next time they were buying cosmetics.
- Harris, Paul. “Is this the most extreme window display ever? Brutal treatment of woman, 24, as she is subjected to ‘animal tests’ in front of horrified shoppers”. Daily Mail, 25 April 2012, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134555/Lush-animal-testing-protest-Woman-subjected-experiments-horrified-shoppers.html