Lush's contribution to stop animal testing in the cosmetic industry. " The purpose of a protest is to plant the seed of a public debate. It is possible (and desirable) to control the content of the performance, protest or stunt. But the debate that it generates, the awareness raised and the action inspired is something beyond the control of the performer or of the company who commissions her.
Lush – as part of our Fighting Animal Testingcampaign – allowed a performance artist to represent animal testing for the cosmetics industry in our shop window. The images were brutal, yet the representation is a fraction of the horror that occurs behind the closed doors of laboratories across the world. It was also a performance – at any moment Jacqui could communicate with us or walk out. Laboratory animals are bred for human use and end their life of abuse as an anonymous victim in a bin bag.
The overwhelming response has been positive – a public grateful to be informed that this archaic practice is still ongoing and that we can all do something to make it end." Article from: dated 2012-13
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