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(UK) The woman bringing horror of 'human branding' to Britain: Vegan to mark volunteer with hot iron in protest against animal cruelty

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    Becky Folkard is a successful senior manager at a wealth management company. She dresses smartly and attends high-level business meetings in central London.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2013
      Becky Folkard is a successful senior manager at a wealth management
      company. She dresses smartly and attends high-level business meetings
      in central London.

      But on March 21, in broad daylight on a London street, grammar
      school-educated Becky will take hold of a specially-designed branding
      iron, measuring four inches across and two inches wide, and made
      scalding hot by a blowtorch.

      Wearing a mask over her face and the over-sized apron of a
      slaughterhouse worker, she will then press the brand for several
      seconds into the bare chest of a man she met only recently over the
      internet, while he is restrained on the ground.

      The iron will smoke as it sears his skin. His skin will blister and
      weep almost immediately and the brand will leave a wound so severe he
      will be permanently scarred with the numbers on the iron – 269.

      The act of almost unthinkable violence in a public place will no doubt
      cause horror and revulsion among passers-by and curious onlookers
      unlucky enough to witness the event.

      The demonstration will last just ten minutes but Becky, 34, hopes it
      will have resonance for far longer. She is a vegan – and one of a
      growing number of animal rights activists who are resorting to extreme
      tactics to make their views known.
      ...
      Becky says she would never want to be associated with any group
      involved in illegal activities but explained that she had to make a
      stand. She said: ‘If one person goes away and researches a vegan
      lifestyle because of this it will have been worth it.

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      full story:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265109/The-woman-bringing-horror-human-branding-Britain-Vegan-mark-volunteer-hot-iron-protest-animal-cruelty.html

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