Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Artist Portrays Animal Testing Abuse

At a Lush Cosmetics store in Britain, a female artist decided to put herself through what animals who are subject to cosmetic testing go through. For her presentation, she was put on a leash, gagged, and had various cosmetic products tested on her in the empty front of the store so that all the passers by could see. She did this to show the general public that what we put animals through is inhumane and wrong. As the animals do: she suffers a great deal during this performance and spectators said that it was much harder to watch than they had thought it would be. This artists argument for animal rights is very well though through, she has studied animal testings and was able to recreate a very accurate representation of what really goes on in the cosmetic industry. I think that this artist would disagree with the ideas of Descartes, especially on the idea that animals do not have thought. the artist seems to be completely for the protection of animals from abuse whereas Descartes would say that it would be more acceptable for animals to be tested on because they aren't really like humans at all. This artist breaks down that barrier by making herself the animal and standing in solidarity with animals everywhere. The artist argues with her performance that what these animals go through is nothing short of torture and that it should be brought to an end as soon as possible.

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOVfqZvh4Ao

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