Hey Kind Lifers,
I came across a dilemma last year when Bear’s class planned to hard boil and dye some eggs for Easter celebrations. Has this happened to any of you before? How did you handle the situation? I wrote the teacher a letter and she said she would consider it for next year… We’ll see.
In case this comes up for any occasion (school, friend or family’s party) and you want to educate them on the issue, below are some points to cover.
- mention how your family doesn’t buy eggs largely because of how commercial chickens are treated..
- Conventional factories are notorious for their inhumane treatment of their birds, whether it’s depriving them of space, light, and natural interactions, or damaging their bodies with unnecessary hormones and antibiotics. Even if the eggs are “organic” or “pastured,” the birds still aren’t given the kind of life that all creatures fairly deserve. Here is a link with more information on the topic: http://www.peta.org/living/food/free-range-eggs/
- mention how easy it is to replace fragile eggs with cruelty free alternatives 🙂
- thank them for their consideration and planning fun festive activities
There are so many cruelty free and eco ways to celebrate Easter! How will you be celebrating this year?
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