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PETA Offers to Help White House Spring Into a New Tradition

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post | March 22, 2016

The White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll is supposed to be a time for celebration, but Easter is no time to rejoice for hens on factory farms. Hens who are forced to lay eggs are crammed together in cages so small that they can’t even spread one wing. So PETA is offering to provide plastic and ceramic eggs to take the place of the thousands of chicken eggs slated for use in the 2016 event.

This isn’t the first time the Obamas have been encouraged to use plastic or ceramic eggs. In 2014, one group of caring kids gave the first lady a shell of a time for wastefully using hens’ eggs instead of reusable plastic or ceramic eggs during the event. As these kind kids pointed out, using real eggs isn’t just wasteful—it’s rotten to animals. Check out their video heart-to-heart with Michelle Obama:

This year, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk is echoing the girls’ sentiments in a personal letter to the president and first lady urging them—for a second time—to consider the harm that this event does to animals.

Let’s hope our renewed heartfelt pleas encourage the Obamas to hop into a new tradition of using animal-friendly reusable eggs for the Easter Egg Roll in their last year in office. All of us can do our part to give hens reason to celebrate this Easter by using only cruelty-free vegan eggs at our festivities.

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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!