Monday, September 15, 2008

Alice Newstead pierces herself for the sharks

On 3rd September, Alice Newstead pierces her skin using shark fishing hooks and suspends herself from the ceiling in a campaign to end shark finning. I feel it's very important to post this as it is very difficult and and admirable to be willing to endure pain for the sake of others - especially so for another species. And this woman has done it, these photos should not go to waste and should be shown to as many people as possible.

Please do not support this cruel industry by buying, eating or using shark body parts. If you are getting married, please do not serve shark's fin soup during the wedding banquet. We serve the soup to keep our face, but we have to lose our heart and conscience for our face, is it really worth it?



Going with the majority may not always be right.

9 comments:

zweiya said...

Goodness! I hope she will be fine after the exhibition. Sigh... when will we really learn?

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, it must be real painful. I hope the World can be more compassionate ... crystal

Anonymous said...

Oh Gosh, that's a sacrifice if she is really piercing her skin.
But is that her skin that she painted grey/silver or was it a shirt to resemble shark's color?
No offence, but I tried "squeezeing" my own flesh to simulate the picture but maybe she's much slimmer, I could not even hold an inch of flesh but is real painful even without the hook... so I can imagine pain to be endured by fishes on hook now :P.

Maria Rose said...

What a strong message!

Veggie Bun said...

ouch!

Jari (travelling-vegan) said...

Ouch, that looks so painful! Hopefully people will get the message and not make the sharks and other fishes endure the pain.

dreamy said...

Hi Anonymous, yes it's her own skin i think she painted it, I saw it in another picture the hooks piercing it and her flesh was red at the places where the hooks enter.

Our skin is quite stretchable, when suspended with her skin only and her weight pulling her downwards, it is possible to see this effect.

QVC said...

this must be really painful

Jackie said...

Brave woman, hopefully it will get circulated to the millions and make people think.

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