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First Lady Gets a Talking-To from Kind Kids

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post | April 15, 2014

The White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll is supposed to be a fun event for children, but one group of caring kids is giving the First Lady a shell of a time for wastefully using hens’ eggs in the event instead of reusable plastic or ceramic eggs. Check out their video heart-to-heart with Mrs. Obama:

As these kind kids point out, using real eggs isn’t only wasteful, it’s rotten to animals. Hens who are forced to lay eggs are crammed together in cages so small that they can’t even stretch their wings. PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk echoed the girls’ sentiments in a personal letter to Mrs. Obama, urging her to consider the harm this event does to animals.

Let’s hope these heartfelt pleas cause the First Lady to start a new tradition of using animal-friendly reusable eggs for the Easter Egg Roll. Each of us can do our part and give hens reason to celebrate this Easter by using cruelty-free, vegan, and re-usable eggs in our festivities instead of real eggs.

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  • alexis says:

    those girls are awesome keep it up girls good work

  • Tony Durke says:

    We love you, PETA! Thank you for all you do.

  • Ahaha, that’s what she gets. What was she thinking? Even the kids know better than the First Lady…

  • Patricia Janssen says:

    What a wonderful video! Those girls are awesome!

  • Peggy says:

    Great idea

  • Rebecca Stypelkoski says:

    Awww love this. Great message!

    • LIVE AT EP says:

      Peta, I just wanted to say thank you and
      Everything these girls said was so cute and
      True! Chickens should not have to lay those
      Awful eggs if they don’t want to.

      If chickens did not spend so much time laying
      Sterile eggs, they would have time for …

      Enjoying life! They would have time to do
      Very innovative things like learn to fly. Some
      Idiotic people think humans are better than
      Little animals, but animals are just oppressed.

  • Marsha Adamson says:

    That would be great if the First Lady used fake eggs instead of real ones but also maybe have her talk to her husband about talking to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel about states deciding whether or not to kill wolves. That no good governor of Idaho Butch Otter just signed a bill to allow killing of wolves in Idaho. Wolves are being killed now by the hundreds so Sec. Jewel should outlaw that practice at once and return protection to the Federal Government!

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