I can not wait to live in the mountains. They are where I belong. I heal there. I thrive surrounded by the pure, organic, authenticity of it all. I feel so connected and centered. I feel safe, trusting and trusted. I feel nurtured and supported. I feel a oneness with everything around me. For now its a place I go to to re-energize, to center myself and ground myself. And in this moment, that is all I need but one day I know it will be my home :]
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“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”
For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com”
I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT
If you guys want to see the video to this experiment, it’s right here but be warned, it is graphic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4K9iSyj_lk
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My husband said the funniest thing about this GIF is that this is what I actually do! :D
Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! (: My husband and I haven’t done anything to celebrate this day as he is Welsh but I’ve had the beautiful UK on my mind all day. The first and last photos were taken in London when we went to our K-1 Fiance Visa appointment. I was one of the happiest ladies alive to hear ‘You are approved’ which meant (after almost a year of paper work and longing to be with each other) that we could get married and start our life together… in the same country! (: After our amazing life changing news, Allyn and I fed squirrels out of the palm of our hands! Needless to say, we were very happy bunnies (:
P.S. Excuse my poor writing skills, it is something I’m working on (:
Oh and the middle photos were taken on a walk beside a river which flows from Brecon Beacons to Cardiff Bay, Wales UK (:
We must restore faith in human progress. We can achieve mastery of our world and nature through mastering ourselves. Within each of us is a spark of the Absolute…
The earth has music in it…why not listen?
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Good morning world! (: